Benoît Mandin: This Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:50 pm, TMC will broadcast the new unreleased episode of mysteries of love . How do you fit in there?
Cathy Andrieu: I’m a little different. There were so many stories that I didn’t follow all of them. But in any case, as for me on sets, what I feel is that I’m standing up. I rarely see other playmates, which I like to do… Otherwise, I’m in the middle of my photo studio, my apartment and gym.
Were you able to discuss with Jean-Luc Azoulay (producer of mysteries of love) for Cathy to evolve with the rest of the band?
I already asked her… I was at a point where Cathy was no longer with José and Béatrice. But since he reunited with Béatrice, I have found myself alone again. Of course I asked to change that, but Jean-Luc Azoulay did what he wanted. We can’t influence it too much …
In recent weeks, Cathy has appeared in the troupe with Béatrice and Alban. However, unlike Béatrice, she seems less involved. Do you think it’s because of the fact that he hasn’t yet broken the page of his story with José?
Yes it is. Personally, I want José and the kids to get back to normal. But Cathy took another path where she allowed herself to be influenced. Béatrice left him for other wants. Cathy was a bit lazy. He was not convinced of this Albanian relationship.
“Cathy is not convinced of this relationship with Alban”
What would allow Cathy to freely exercise her choices?
When José returns, Cathy will change her life. I think that’s what he was expecting. Béatrice also has a connection with the children, which justifies Cathy’s acceptance of this situation.
Eventually, will Cathy rebel and leave Béatrice to return to normal life?
Of course, and that’s interesting. I want that to go, so Cathy can find freedom. When I join The mysteries of love, Cathy gained that freedom. She worked, gave birth to her child, and led everyone. Now, he’s still waiting for the children’s father to return and it’s never been like that. She sees this story of Beatrice because she has a deep friendship with this man, which she accepts to be related to José.
José is now in a relationship with Laly. Is Cathy willing to do anything to get him back?
Maybe, but for now, I don’t know (laughs). In any case, I say things. Afterwards, Jean-Luc Azoulay had a lot of fun and went wild. He has a perspective in general, which we don’t have as actors. It’s always interesting to protect things that are too far removed from your own personality. I put a lot of love into Cathy’s character. We talk a lot about sex in the series, but I love working on this affective and romantic part even when I’m in a group. Other than that, Cathy doesn’t like this Albanian mess…
“Mystery of Love fans call for Cathy to return with José”
How do you view their relationship with Cathy, Béatrice and Alban?
I don’t like this new troop. I want to have other stories. Why not let Cathy live a true story with Béatrice. Leaving aside purely sexual stories, I personally don’t like it. I think there are other things to say. But after that, I had no end. I don’t know where to take us.
As he was already playing between the two tables with Béné and Cathy & Béatrice, Alban turned his gaze to Fanny …
Cathy would have rebelled. He was not submissive, but more suffering. At first it wasn’t like that. I want Jean-Luc Azoulay to write something where all of a sudden, Cathy will upset everyone. Fans of mysteries of love appealed to Cathy to come back with José. They’re tired of seeing Cathy like that, in crowds… It’s interesting to start over with something where Cathy will express herself and not allow herself to be carried away.
What can viewers expect at the end of the 2021/2022 season mysteries of love ?
We find out who Alban is, but Cathy and Béatrice don’t. We are in Alban’s confrontation against Cathy, Béatrice and Béné. But they do not know who he really is. As an actress, my wish is for Cathy to change her personality a little bit. We didn’t see enough of his son (Julien, played by Eliott Delage, editor’s note).
“We need to get back to the friendly relationship, which was really there in the beginning with Hélène and the boys”
In the first months of 2022, The mysteries of love shows a sharp decrease in audience. Many spectators dismissed the surrounding scenery. Some took the opinion of Magali Semetys (Marie), who criticized the drift of sex when she left the series…
What is interesting is that Jean-Luc Azoulay listens to these opinions. I understand them. It lacks events other than sexual. The mysteries of loveit’s about love, relationships, but we have to go back to friendly relationships, which were really there at the beginning ofHelen and the boys. I find it not enough combination, without enough friendly intrigue. We would like some changes to the themes. I don’t know if he heard, but Jean-Luc Azoulay knows …
Along with mysteries of lovedo you have another project?
I have others, but they have nothing to do with comedy. These are architectural level projects. I am an interior designer by training. I have a few construction sites in Biarritz at the moment, which I manage outside of filming. I really like this balance. But I always enjoy being on a set of mysteries of love. We all know each other very well. We laughed a lot. Beyond the scripts, we also spend time with technicians and directors we know very well.