Fatal beauty to ex-lovers (very well known), muse of the 1980s and star of crazy nights at the Palace, actress Gabrielle Lazure has experienced many traumas. A look back at his childhood in Quebec, his mother (his dealer), sexual abuse, his addictions... and his resilience, particularly embodied by his daughter.
' I am a survivor of non-love, but I am standing. “Here are a few words taken from the autobiographical work written by Gabrielle Lazure in 2018, Mom...this ocean between us . In this poignant story, the actress, who is celebrating her 65th birthday, evokes her toxic relationship with her mother, the road traveled towards forgiveness and freedom. Guest of the show It starts today , presented by Faustine Bollaert , the actress shared some particularly shocking confidences.
To accompany the show dedicated to toxic mothers, actress Gabrielle Lazure has agreed to tell her story face to face. A story whose raw memories cannot leave anyone indifferent. ' It happened to me after school to want to spend some time with her, says the actress. But after that, when she took a break, she took a plaid and caressed herself when we were next to her 'Shocking revelations about this dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship.' Like she's kinda feeding on our presence, it's a bit vampire-like, that's how I felt about it .'
Eldest daughter of three siblings, the actress confides that she must have suffered from the neuroses of her mother, who is herself a psychologist. ' It is often said that the eldest takes everything in the face. (...) Me already, my first name had to be Martha, the same first name as my mother. (...) It is a tradition in the Anglo-Saxon domain, wasp, to give the same first name to the first child. But that means that we also carry the baggage even more somewhere 'And what baggage! Gabrielle Lazure tells of her jealous mother, competing until her last breath.' At the end of his life, we found ourselves in Central Park, she tells She . And she, who has always been a little taller than me, had shrunk a little. She insisted that we put her back, in order to prove to me that she was even higher.. .'
As a teenager, the young woman who grew up without the warmth of a loving mother, finds solace in the use and abuse of drugs . 'We couldn't communicate at all, and I kept getting his attention,' she still specifies in the columns of the magazine She . But even worse, rather than helping him, his mother encourages and values his practices. ' She found experimenting with drugs rewarding , says Gabrielle Lazure to Star TV. While she was a psychologist and had access to research on autism in particular, she said that it opened the conscience.. .'
With her inimitable accent, her soft and poised voice, she is the most French of Quebec women. Born on April 28, 1957 in Philadelphia in the United States, Gabrielle Lazure grew up in Montreal, between a failing mother and a psychiatrist father. His father, Denis Lazure, also displays political ambitions, since he became member of the National Assembly of Quebec, as well as minister. Renowned for his very strong positions against religious institutions which then inflict mistreatment on single mothers and orphans (enslaved in hospitals run by nuns), it is difficult to imagine that this spawn in child psychiatry, left his children in prey to an abusive mother.
Abused by a psychiatrist mother, cold and distant, little Gabrielle recounts in her memoirs the sexual assault that she suffered as a child. When her parents separated, Martha, her mother, chained the lovers. The son of one of them would have abused her. ' I suffered in silence, she confides in She . I tried to find it in the directory but its name is quite common. I just wish I could explain myself to him. “A traumatic experience that she lived locked in silence, since she specifies that she never mentioned the facts with her mother.
If she leaves her studies of psychiatry in Montreal for Paris, she will quickly abandon her projects to devote herself to comedy, and become the idol of young people in the 1980s. Plateau Superstar, she turns under the direction of Alain Robbe-Grillet in The Beautiful Captive , or even Philippe Labro for the crime , it also makes Parisian nights shine with its inimitable aura. And her feline beauty has no boundaries, since she recounts in her memoirs her idylls with two American personalities: Richard Gere et Jack Nicholson.
If she confides that her mother had her very young – at 24 – Gabrielle Lazure took her time before becoming a mother in her turn. Pregnant late: ' I had my daughter at 43 , she confided to Star TV. I had time to clean up so as not to repeat bad patterns... I'm not the only one who grew up with a narcissistic mother who only thought of herself.'
His daughter Emma, now 21 , fashion enthusiast and student in London, helped her mother overcome her own traumas, as she explained to She . ' She saved me from my melancholy, and I spend my time telling her that I love her. Words I've never heard. '
Recently, you have surely seen Gabrielle Lazure on the small screen in the event series Such a Great Sun on France 2. She played Marie Estrela there. His character, victim of adultery, left the series for Canada after eight months of filming. An exile for this fascinating heroine, and soon a return to the front of the stage? We hope so.Source journaldesfemmes.fr