The team of Star Academy announced Friday that Xavier Dolan will be the fifth and final artistic identity teacher for the show’s next season.
In the press release disseminated on social networks by TVA, it is pointed out that Xavier Dolan “identifies completely with the new generation of talented artists who will soon enter the Academy”. The actor-director’s task will be to work on the discourse and interpretation of young academics, “so that the messages and the emotion they wish to transmit reach even more people”, we read in the press release.
On his own Instagram account, Xavier Dolan said he was very happy “to be a teacher. […] at Star Academy ! “. “I look forward to meeting the candidates and working with them,” said the one who visited the competitors for the first time on Friday.
“I do not claim to have infused science, and even today, I fight to protect my own image, to deconstruct, to lie a priori, ideas that must be demystified in order to be without compromise, without bias, without distraction, the artist that I am, the artist that I dream of being, Dolan said in the statement released on the Instagram account of Star Academy. So it is there, perhaps, I hope, that I can be of use to you. ”
The filming of the selection camp of Star Academy began on November 24 in Waterloo, in the Eastern Townships, the other teachers of artistic identity are the writer and painter Marc Séguin, the actress Anne Dorval, the conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the dancer Pepe Munoz.
Became a public figure at 20 thanks to his film I killed my mother, Xavier Dolan has since directed eight feature films in 10 years, notably with renowned actors such as Marion Cotillard, Kit Harington, Vincent Cassel, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon and Nathalie Baye.