The Heroine’s Journey of Hélène Dars

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To be able to feel emotions and to share it with a lot of people, to participate to a common project wich can bring hope to people, enrich their lives, transform their way of thinking.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Knowing the perfect love that encourages us and makes us growing each over.

What is my greatest fear? To die. When my grandfather whom I was very close passed away I had the feeling to die with him, and since that I think of death every day.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I’m too shy and full of fears and emotional blockages.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Carole Bouquet, Gerard Depardieu.

What is my greatest extravagance? Having changed my way after having spent five years studying history at university to take drama lessons.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? In the cinema, that’s the Society, the snobbery and the glass ceiling impossible to break when we don’t know the good persons from the start.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I didn’t have the occasion yet If I could, what would I change about myself? Nothing ! Perhaps getting younger to have more occasions to play young roles.

What is my greatest achievement in work? A better knowledge of myself.

Where would I most like to live? In Scotland, Ireland, Australia, or usa

What is my most treasured possession? My faith

What is my most marked characteristic? My perseverance

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Where I’m living, Paris !

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? The Latin quarter

What books influenced my life and how? ‘Le Rêve’ of Emile Zola, I’ve read it when I was 17 and it marked me. In the early 20’s a young homeless girl Angélique is discovered by a couple of embroderers who decide to adopt her and to teach her embrodery. She becomes very faithfull and want to live like the saint waiting for their calling.

Who are my favorite writers? Emile Zola, Victor Hugo, André Gide, Paul Claudel, Khalil Gibran, Georges Sand.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? It would be the Suite N. 3 in D Majeur of Bach

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I don’t have any.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? ‘L’important c’est d’aimer’ from Andrei Zulawski

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is a way to make life more beautiful, it give me the possibility to express from the very inside what I couldn’t express in other ways.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? No one.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? There are many talented persons I would like to work with, but for example : Olivier Assayas, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jane Campion, André Téchiné, Sofia Coppola, Joe Wright, James Ivory

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019? Gerard Depardieu, Carole Bouquet, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? I’m proposed to play in the adaptation of a novel, but not confirmed for the moment.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means that whatever the difficulties on your way, if you have a dream and the feeling that it’s your way, keep on fighting over and over.

How can you contact me? By mail : helenevirginieannedars@gmail.com or by Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/helenedars

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