|You know their voices, here are their faces !|
Télé Star, 1989
|The company SOFI, specialist in the doubling of TV shows (Dallas, Starsky and Hutch, Dynasty...), doubles Santa Barbara since it first diffusion, in October 1985. Under the direction of Michel Bedetti, in charge of the stage of doubling and himself interpret of Cruz, the actors record six episodes per week, each Monday and Tuesday. They read their text just once before recording "at the bar", i.e. upright with a suspended microcomputer, while following the episode diffused opposite them on a movie screen, with the subtitles of the dialogues to read. They are all actors having a theatrical formation, for a better diction. These actors regard doubling as an exercise of interesting and remunerative style.|
Cruz Castillo (A Martinez) : Michel Bedetti
"Cruz is sympathetic to me because he remains a hero on a human scale." Michel Bedetti already met A Martinez in Hollywood: "He is very upset because one often pointed out to him that his French voice is much prettier ! We get along very well because we are both Latin : he is Mexican of origin and me Italian." In addition to his activities of actor and dramatic author, Michel Bedetti lends also his voice to Eric Forrester, one of the heroes of The Bold and the Beautiful...
Eden Capwell (Marcy Walker) : Danielle Volle
If Danielle Volle speaks about Eden
with enthusiasm, she however keeps a certain retreat from her character :
"She misses of spirit of nuances; my preferred ones ? Cruz, series obliges,
but especially Mason ! His complexity is disconcerting." Danielle is also
very proud of the first words Marcy Walker said to her at the time of their
meeting, a few months ago. "Since I'm in France, I do only hear speaking of
Ted Capwell (Todd McKee) : Olivier Destrez
is a constructive, but a little insipid character : the writers do not give him
the opportunity to defend strong scenes." Olivier Destrez recently
illustrated himself as the interpret of Fayette in La Comtesse de Charny
and has just finished the movie Un Monde Sans Pitié.
Mason Capwell (Lane Davies) : Julien Thomast
"Mason hides under his irony great noble-heartedness : he realizes his "low blows" to return justice. Moreover he becomes increasingly nice. Lane Davies acknowledged me to want to leave the soap partly for this reason : Mason would have become too perfect ! I like this role because I am myself Balance and I often want to return justice."
Kelly Capwell (Robin Wright) : Nadine De La Noé
is spontaneous and sincere ; to be the daughter of a billionaire does
not prevent her from being very sentimental." The doubling actress of Kelly
acknowledges to find herself in her character, in spite of some too long
extracts to her taste : "I have started to weary to be in a psychiatric
hospital for three months !"
C.C. Capwell (Jed Allan) : Jacques Berthier
My opinion on Channing Capwell is moderate : I adore his authoritative-chief of
family side, but his American spirit exasperates me !" The spirit of
this man of the French theatre is enough far from Santa Barbara :
he decided to produce and realize for the television some clips on French poetry...
Sophia Capwell (Judith McConnell) : Anne Rochant
is a contradictory woman and full of facets." Anne Rochant, who loves her
family, privileges doubling to theatre, which enables her to remain close to her
children (like Sophia Capwell...).
Gina DeMott (Robin Mattson) : Monique Thierry
Thierry finds some common points with Gina : "Me either, I am not a cool
woman !" Actress of theatre, she likes doubling : "That makes it
possible to play of the characters who are prohibited to us, would be this only
for physics reasons." Monique lent her voice to Marianne Sägebrecht in Rosalie
Lionel Lockridge (Nicolas Coster) : Michel Gudin
" Lionel is a nice guy, but his side libertine amuses me much." Before doubling the Lockridge son, Michel Gudin was an actor, director, administrative director of the Comédie Française then administrator of the Théâtre de lOdéon and defines himself as a "theater workman"...
Augusta Lockridge (Louise Sorel) : Régine Blaess
is perverse and manipulator certainly, but remains before all a woman-woman." Régine Blaess sympathized much with Louise Sorel, came to
France for a French training course. Régine, actress of theatre achieved,
played during seven years in Reviens
Dormir à lElysée.
Julia Wainwright (Nancy Lee Grahn) : Deborah Perret
is not a perfect idiot as think it too much televiewers, it is before all an
impassioned woman : I have many scenes where I must laugh, or contrary cry." Deborah Perret will always remember the first sentence pronounced by
Nancy Grahn when they met : "But you are pretty." "The
American actors tend to believe
that the doubling actors are monsters !"