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Like chicken heads: the imperfect family of Pierre-Yves Bernard

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Pierre-Yves Bernard took advantage of “a rare moment of availability” in his acting career to launch the project Like chicken headsa new family comedy expected this fall on Télé-Québec.

The one who co-signed the texts of classics of our small screen like In a galaxy near you and midnight, evening laid the foundations of this daily life before committing himself totally to this universe, thus returning to the youth and the family from whom he had moved away in recent years.

By writing the series with colleges, Pierre-Yves Bernard wanted to present a loving and sympathetic clan, but in fan perfection did not invite itself.

“What was important to me was to present an imperfect family because families are all imperfect, but not on TV,” he points out. At home, there are three children and during the soups, it’s chaos. »

Among the Babin-Bibeaus (the parents are played by David Savard and Mélanie Pilon), the characters experience a lot of emotions while committing their share of blunders.

far from fantastic

By developing a funny program, but with strong scents of reality, Pierre-Yves Bernard obviously moved away from fantastic productions such as Eric Fee and The Argonauts. Or, it didn’t stop him from letting his humor – one of his strengths – shine through.

“I wanted to talk about the reality of families, young people and teenagers today. There is an anchor that is stronger in reality, but that does not block me at all in my humor. »

The risore is inseparable from the work of Pierre-Yves Bernard. Despite creating more touching scenes, he wasn’t going to burst out let this element aside in Like chicken heads.

“At times, we wanted to give a little more emotional and more dramatic side, but generally, humor is present from the beginning to the end. »

A beautiful sandbox

The Babin-Bibeau family considerably stimulated the imagination of Pierre-Yves Bernard. The people who composed it generated in him “a bundle of ideas”.

“Between Flavie [Élia St -Pierre]12 years old, and Victoria [Estelle Fournier], 16, four years ago. In the life of a young person, it is enormous. As an author, it allows me to have a more naive and candid Flavie, and a more cynical and ironic Victoria. […] It creates a really cool sandbox for me with a bunch of different toys instead of just Tonka trucks. ” (Laughs)

The author has not finished playing, because he is already working on writing the second season of his series. He also continues to lay texts for the third film. In a galaxy near you with his friend Claude Legault.

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