And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker.
It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.
People sometimes recognize me here, but they are very nice.
Before, I was so stupid. But, you know, when you have friends who died on the street, you say, okay, let's calm down. It's not the kind of energy I want to have in life. I want to go slower, and longer.
I don't have goals in life.
I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
I see my friends, my family, my cousins work all day long for very little money, and if I have this problem of not being able to wall on the streets, it's not a big deal.
I don't want to dig in the truth all of the time. Let me dream.
I played a scene at the end of my first year, and that's how I was discovered.
But when you work with the director and the real person who is playing opposite you, it changes everything. You are almost in a working session. I was very comfortable, and that's maybe what helped me to get the part.
The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works - never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video.
I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs in my family and in my neighborhood - and because of this stupid accident, I lost my opportunity.
I was born and raised in a suburb of Paris by a working-class family.
It's nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you're closer to them by love.
My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers.