Broadcast since 2018, the television series Such a big sun follows the adventures of a group of residents of Montpellier. Followed by millions of viewers, it is broadcast every day on France 2. It was in 2019 that actor Fabrice Deville joined the cast of the famous television series. He interprets the role of Florent Graçay, the boyfriend of Claire Estrela, a character played by actress Mélanie Maudran. Florent Graçay’s life is complex. The lawyer is in fact the father of two children : Enzo (Teïlo Azaïs) and Kira (Coline Ramos-Pinto), who is his adopted daughter. He juggles relationships with his associates, clients and loved ones.
A recent bereavement
Last December, the actor, who often mentioned professional constraints that he has suffered since he starred in the television series Such a big sun, faced tragedy. Indeed, his brother Laurent died suddenly. Fabrice Deville announced the sad news on his Instagram account. He posted a photo in which he appeared with his missing brother. Paying homage to himhe added the following message: “Not being able to tell everyone, my friends, my family, I am announcing to you that my darling brother, Laurent, left us this evening (…) I already miss you terribly. Peace to your soul, my brother whom I love.”
A character who lacks depth according to Fabrice Deville
Several things irritate Fabrice Deville about the character which he performs in Such a big sun. Interviewed by Télé-Leisure, the actor did not hesitate to address these points. He first explained that he felt frustrated with his role. He finds that Florent Graçay lacks relief. “ I decided to return my character less smooth. But it’s more of a personal job,” did he declare. He further discussed the characters’ dialogue, saying that certain expressions sometimes seemed inappropriate. “Once, in a dialogue, they wrote to me, “What are you doing? ”, it made me hysterical. No one says that, apart from a doctor from the 80s. It really characterizes my character like someone from retro”, he explained to our colleagues.
A desire to develop his character
Fabrice Deville, however, attempts to demonstrate weighting. During his interview with Tele-Leisure, he clarified that he respects the work of the authors, the screenwriters. He added that he is nevertheless counting on them to give more prominence to Florent Graçay. Another point of contention between him and the production: his hairstyle, which he finds out of date. On this subject, he assured our colleagues: “ I fight to stop the hairdryer which makes me a doctor’s hairstyle from the 80s. Anyway, put a leather jacket on Florent, you’ll always have the impression that I’m a minister.” Fans rest assured, he added that he plans to continue starring in the series for the time being.