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Available on Salto since December 15, the Sissi event series arrives this Thursday, December 23 on TF1. A new version which promises to break the codes of the films in which Romy Schneider played in the 50s.
With the end of the year celebrations approaching, TF1 invites viewers to immerse themselves in the world of Sissi through a brand new event series. Available since December 15 on Salto and broadcast this Thursday December 23 on screens, this fiction is dedicated to the fate of the young empress of Austria, interpreted in the 1950s by Romy Schneider. The actress had taken on this role three times, in Sissi (1955), Sissi Empress (1956) and Sissi facing her fate (1957).
A “connection“felt with Sissi by the main actress
In this German adaptation on the life of the legendary sovereign, viewers will discover two new faces, those of Dominique devenport in the role of Empress of Austria and Jannik Schümann, which lends its features to the character of Prince Franz. The actress chosen for the title role was born in 1996 in Lucerne, Switzerland. At Variety, she recounted how she was approached to participate in this project. “I was having a beer with a friend in a canteen in Munich, and I was talking about how I felt a connection with Sissi. What I didn’t realize was that the next day he was meeting the show’s casting director. He told her about me, and she called me. I passed the audition and was selected, but it takes even more luck than that, because then you have to work with the actor who plays opposite Sissi“, she confided.
“We wanted to show the emancipation of this woman“
This new series called Sissi is it faithful to the films worn by Romy Schneider? For Télé-Loisirs, this fiction in six episodes “promises to break the codes” and “to dust off the myth“. According to our colleagues, this is an adaptation”modern” Who “aims to draw an intimate portrait“of the young empress.”With this new version we wanted to show the emancipation of this woman“, explained Dominique Devenport during the Canneseries Festival. And his partner Jannik Schümann – the interpreter of Franz – to continue:”Sissi is the Lady Di of the 19th century“.
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