Interview by Suna Moya
She is cute, gorgeous and mesmerizes everyone with her grace and charm, yet she is very humble and down to earth. A tête-à-tête with this wonderful young lady during her re looking photo shoot to discuss her views about life and its unexpected twists and turns.
How did you become an actress? Tell us how it all began.
I’m very provincial I come from a simple family, simple means that my parents are very down to earth. For me, being an actress was not so much a dream but science fiction.
When I was 7, I saw a theatre play on TV and totally fell in love with this new world. I really wanted to play like the people I saw. I asked my father who was a Classical Literature teacher to give me the book of Le Malade Imaginaire from Molière and i decided to do a play with my schoolmates. The result was a terrible improvisation but by then i was completely hooked on Theatre.
I went to Theatre class and did Modern Literature too because my parents were uncertain about my future. In Khâgnes (it’s a specific class very difficult in France), a teacher said to me that my place was not there but on a stage.
So heart in my hand I went off to Paris; where I had my first casting for a web series, and I was fortunate to get the part. I meet many interesting people on the set, and as luck would have it I got parts in short and feature films. Then I found myself a good agent.
Tell us something about your character in the film?
She’s a teenager who wants to commit suicide. She’s really deep, full of anger and lacks confidence. It was really hard to feel, act like Sarah because she’s really close to how I was as a teenager. I had mixed emotions playing this role, It was both terrifying and exciting at the same time, as old memories came flooding back.
If you could have any part from any movie/TV series, who would you want to be?
I want to be Albertine in “la Recherche du Temps Perdu” from Marcel Proust. I want to play a feminine Hamlet. Marilyn Monroe when she was very young, in her first acting years, when she was not the myth the young Norma Jeane. I want to play in a series about the Versailles Court. An impertinent James Bond girl just for a bit of fun an impertinent
Why did you get into charity work?
It was obvious, I like helping people and try to do my best to make people happy. I’m really sure that happiness and joy are the most important things in life. Even if there are problems, even if everything is bad, I try to feel happy, I try to find joy in little moments and things.
I’m young but i have already experienced difficult times, like losing close relatives and friends. That’s not a secret, my father died because of the Maladie de Charcot, that’s why i got into an Association called Les Papillons de Charcot
What does your average day entail?
It depends, that’s why I like to be an actress, as every day is totally different.
The days, I’m on a shoot I wake up very early in the morning, It usually goes on till the end of the day, then I go back home to rest or I go to an event or a screening.
When I’m not at a shoot, I have appointments and castings.
I also like to write, to learn many different things like new acting techniques or many things that have no links to my job. I’m very curious, so I can stay hours on the Internet or by reading books to find an answer about my existentialism questions. Sometimes I find the answer, sometimes not, but being curious is very enriching for my wild mind.
What makes you laugh?
Many things, I laugh all the time! It’s often about little things in the subway, the street, there is a lot of cute and funny moments in life. I like comedy with Louis de Funès, Pierre Richard, I adore Saturday Night Live and Woody Allen comedy.
Can you tell us about one of the happiest moments in your life?
I was on the set of Le Quepa sur La Vilni directed by Yann Le Quellec, which I shot with the famous French singer Christophe he performed a concert for us on the little village square, it was poetic, magic and moving. Even the donkey of the movie was touched.
What are your beauty secrets?
Delight and lots of green tea. I’m also totally addicted to organic products like KO S, Couleur Caramel, Phyts, aesop, Weleda, Dr Hauchka; etc
What daily ritual that you perform makes you feel the safest, and why?
I sprinkle Eau de Beauté from Caudalie on my face and wearing minerals
How would you describe your style?
Feminine, Girly, Retro like a pin up I like dresses, close fitting to the body, colored or light ones
Do you go to fashion shows?
Yes I love fashion, and I adore fashion shows because it’s like a little play with no words, I like clothes that tell a story.
How do you feel about today’s photo shoot with Fashion world?
It is fantastic, I feel happy and beautiful in the amazing dresses, I like the very good energy of the team!
I love the stunning different looks created by the makeup and hair stylists.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
My feet, classical dance and high heels are not the best thing for my poor little feet!
What keeps you so grounded?
My education I think and maybe because I come from Alsace, people are really linked to the earth. But I also have “la tête dans les étoiles”!
We are sure that Alix Lucrece Berenice Benezech will not only reach for the stars but become a magnificent luminary.
Full interview on Fashion World 4th issue
Photographer – Kavak Agir
Art Director – Raja Fejjari
Dresses – Tony Yaacoub
Jewel – Suna Moya
Hair Thierry Pietu for Charmel professional makeup Paris
Makeup Kathy Heidarpour for Charmel professional makeup Paris