Julie de Bona, mother traumatized by a tragedy narrowly avoided: “I was really scared”

Julie de Bona, mother traumatized by a tragedy narrowly avoided: “I was really scared” (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre / Getty Images)

This Tuesday, September 20, 2022, M6 is broadcasting the first episode of its brand new series, “La maison d’opposite”. The opportunity for viewers to find Julie de Bona in one of the main roles. A new character for the actress who often uses her own life experiences on screen, and who herself has experienced a fairly traumatic episode.

In “La maison d’en face”, Julie de Bona plays Eve, mother of a three-month-old baby, who, with her husband Yanis, moves into a new pavilion. At 41, the actress is a regular on television series. In recent years, we have been able to see it in many fictions on the small screen, like the “Bazaar of charity” on TF1, or even “Plan B” and “Les Combattantes”. In 2018, she also appeared in the TF1 TV movie, “They exchanged my child”. A scenario that almost played out for Julie de Bona’s own mother…

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A situation that could have been catastrophic

Yes, sometimes fiction meets reality. In “They exchanged my child”, Julie de Bona played the role of Sophie, a mother who discovers that her daughter is not hers or that of her ex-husband, after a DNA test. A story that finds a particular echo in his own life story. “When I was born, he was given another baby (to his mother, editor’s note)” she confided in 2018 in an interview with TF1. A child switched at birth is one of the greatest fears of any parent. And fortunately for Julie de Bona, the drama was narrowly avoided thanks to her mother: “She realized it right away since I had kept my bracelet.” However, such an event obviously leaves consequences: “My father also caused a scandal in the hospital, he still talks about it!”

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In August 2018, Julie de Bona, in turn, gave birth to a baby boy. And if the actress has always been very discreet about her private life, she had made rare confidences on this day during which she could not help but fear that the scenario would repeat itself. That of her birth, but also that of the TV movie in which she had played only a few months earlier. “My gynecologist was aware of the film I had just finished. On the day of the birth, we had agreed that it should not be taken out of my eyes. The dad also had the mission of following him no matter what. . In fact, he never left my arms for two days!”, she confided in the columns of Télé Star.

“My son has never seen more than 10 minutes of Bambi”

However, Julie de Bona knows how to make sense of things. There is her job as an actress, and her role as a mother. And one should not encroach on the other. Especially since she often plays tormented characters on the screen, stuck in painful intrigues. This is mainly why she categorically refuses to have her son watch her on TV, as she explained to Purepeople: “Ah no, I don’t even show him a cartoon! Already, for the death of the Bambi’s mother, I was really scared. I showed him the first scenes with nature, the animals and all that, it’s great, but I took a ‘pause’ every two seconds, as soon as I saw him in the forest. My son has never seen more than 10 minutes of Bambi, so we are not watching revenge porn (referring to his role in the fiction “Mise à nu”, editor’s note) nor the world war (“Les Fighters”, editor’s note)!”

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On the other hand, the son of Julie de Bona has already seen his mother work. On the set, the actress does not hesitate to bring him. Something to make the little boy dream! “He sees what mom is doing. The first time he was super proud because it was a scooter arrival scene. I had a helmet on my head, and that, I heard about it for 6 months. ‘Mom she works, she has a helmet on her head and she is on a scooter, that’s her job!’ Here we are. I was a star. ‘Mom, she works, she drives a scooter!’ It’s still really fun and I want it to stay that way for him.” Protecting her son from the spotlight, such is Julie de Bona’s credo.

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