March 20, 2023

A few years ago, Anthony Therrien watched so much TV that his parents felt the need to intervene. This fascination with the small screen fueled the desire to perform in front of the cameras. Therefore, he did not forget these works that fascinated him …

Anton, in what children’s programs did you check in?

There are several, but the main ones Once upon a time in trouble, Grenade with it?, The Simpsons, Phineas and Ferb, Spongebob, Avatar: The Last Airbender this In the galaxy next to you.

In the galaxy next to you

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In the galaxy next to you

What are your fondest childhood memories of television?

I guess I come home from school or day camp and sit on the couch with a tall glass of cold Oasis juice and watch my favorite shows. I clearly remember making the choice several times to watch an episode that I had already seen, simply because I really liked it. There was also the excitement of the holiday season with the imminent arrival of Tele Quebec Movie gift.

Did you watch a lot of TV when you were very young?

Extremely. Enough for this to become a serious discussion with my parents as a teenager.

Is there a character that influenced you?

Character, not specific. But I remember watching shows like Once upon a time in trouble with Pierre-Francois Legendre or In the galaxy next to you with Guy Jodoin, Stéphane Crete, Didier Lucien and Claude Lego and said to himself: “Wow, I would like to do this on TV too!”

Once upon a time in trouble

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Once upon a time in trouble

Is there a character you would like to play for kids?

It’s hard to say, since the actors who played the characters were indispensable to me. But such a character as Monsieur Pitre (Michel Laperière in Grenade with it?) children must have been very pleased to interpret.

Michel Laperière in Pomegranate with this?

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Michel Laperière in Pomegranate with this?


What universe would you like children to discover?

I wish there were modern children’s adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s books. Universes SLord of the Rings You hobbit shaped my imagination as a child and had a very big influence on the career choice I made.

What do you think about modern youth television?

I don’t use it much, but I see that projects go through acquaintances who were lucky enough to participate in them, and it seems that young people have a palpable lack of time and money … This is a problem that affects the vast majority of our industry, but young people seem to suffers even more than other genres […] It is important to prove to young people that we are making good television in Quebec, and this can only happen if we have the means to match our ambitions. By means, I mean time, money, and creative freedom.

Anthony Therrien is part of a moving family red bracelets, whose second season just ended on TVA. However, a third season has been confirmed. 10 episodes of the first season are available on Club illico, where you can also see the actor in a mystery detective series. black lake starring Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin.

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