Gathering more than a million viewers each week, true nature It’s a staple on the small screen. So it is with great pleasure that Jean-Philippe Dion has confirmed the return of the show for a fifth season, next winter. Until then, he offers us one last date with the special episode. chalet secrets. On the program: access behind the scenes, moments of complicity and more!
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Here are 10 behind-the-scenes secrets from the latest episode of true nature:
A NEW PLACE TO TAM
The episode chalet secrets is one of the most popular of the season, because people like to see what happens behind the scenes. This begins with images of the chalet getting ready so that everything is ready on time. This year, as we were moving to a new place, I had made it a point to get ahead of myself, to avoid a last-minute disaster. In the end, we had about 30 days to set up the place. Sometimes, there were so many people in the chalet that it didn’t make sense! Initially, I was worried about losing the magic by changing chalets, because to me, this is an important character in the show. Were we still going to be entitled to sparks in this new place? Finally, nobody talks about the old chalet anymore, everyone has adopted the new decoration!
THE ANGUST OF THE FIRST MOMENTS
This season I realized how stressful it is for guests to get to true nature. David Goudreault, for example, joked that he had undergone a medical examination in order to save himself! Often the guests are afraid of not recognizing those who accompany them. It’s your biggest fear! Francine Ruel did not know 2Frères. Seeing them arrive, Jean-Charles Lajoie told her: “I think they are 2Frères”, to which Francine replied: “What do you mean two brothers?” (laughs)
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A VISIT THAT GIVE YOU THE WORD
In this episode, we go back to the highlights that got people talking. One of them is our meeting with Luc Provost, alias Mado Lamotte. He agreed to reveal himself for the first time, and couldn’t wait to see how curious people would be about the man behind the character. Finally, it is one of the meetings that provoked the most reactions! In our social networks it has been one of the publications with the most likes, comments and shares. The morning of his arrival, Luc was extremely nervous about photographing this opening. In the days leading up to the shooting, he texted me several times, wondering what impact it would have. After the show he wrote to me again to tell me that he had had a great time and that in the end it was very positive for him.
When we host weekends with our guests, everything seems to go like clockwork… but it’s not always like that! This year we try to please our guests with food. Among other things, we cooked Congolese squares from Luc Provost’s mother. We’ll see what her reaction was: she told us that our squares were completely off, that they didn’t have the right texture and shape! In the end, they were very good… As for Kim Rusk, she used to say in interviews that his family ate pie pichoune, a kind of sugar cake to which raisins are added. We prepare one to please you. Him First he thanked me, then finally he confessed to me that he hated pichoune cake! Also, the kitchen segment is always a nightmare. Doing interviews with guests who have to trust while cooking is not easy! We have made a montage to show many of these moments. This is a particularly entertaining segment!
A HELMET MORE THAN PRECIOUS
chalet secrets, it is also an opportunity to deepen at certain moments. During the season, Jean-Philippe Wauthier wore Patrick Roy’s real goalkeeper mask. We tell the other side of this story, in particular the fact that our researcher went to Quebec to get the mask and almost slept with it in his bed to make sure nothing happened to him! As it is worth approximately US$100,000, Patrick’s team had asked that we never take our eyes off it.
THE CLUB OF THE TANNANTS
We prepared a segment with unpublished excerpts from Rémi-Pierre Paquin, David Goudreault and Danny St Pierre, whom we call “The Tanners of the Season”. They all had troubled childhoods! One day, Rémi-Pierre hid among the mannequins in a Macy’s window in New York. His mother was completely scared of him! David hurt his foot on a chimney pick, fell off a roof and caused his grandparents to experience things that were impossible. As for Danny, he sold all kinds of things at school. With his funny anecdotes, they are part of the Top 3 of the most annoying!
The passage of Nathalie Simard in the program also gave a lot to talk about. Over the years, I have developed a certain bond with Nathalie, which has created a bond of trust. Our conversation over dinner is one of my best interviews of the season. We are going to present a segment that we had withdrawn from the assembly, due to lack of time. It is about the impact of her brother René de ella’s success on family life. These are very surprising secrets about her childhood.
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There have been some great conversations about family secrets throughout the season. I’m thinking of Jonathan Roy, who told us about his mother after his parents divorced. Jean-Charles Lajoie, for his part, dealt with the death of his son. It was one of the most difficult conversations of the season; It was sad and hard to listen to. The same for Nathalie Simard…
As we have collected some sexual confidences from our guests, we have invented a naughty segment. For example, we had obtained Brigitte Boisjoli’s diary. Leafing through it, I found… a condom! This caused a great laugh! There was also talk of the early intimacy of Rémi-Pierre Paquin, the gay label worn by Guillaume Latendresse, Kim Rusk’s sex shop and the text messages from Saskia who, before arriving at the chalet, told me: “Tell me I can talk French with someone!”
TONS OF LAUGHTER!
In life, I like it when it’s warm, even in the cabin. We will see Guillaume Latendresse on the verge of fainting during dinner, while he is sitting near the fireplace. Other hilarious moments include Lise Watier telling us a joke that doesn’t make sense, Shirley Théroux calling me Captain Bonhomme because I’m trying to make up a story, and Rémi-Pierre Paquin lighting a fuse firecracker on the ship and almost giving her a heart attack. I arrest Patrick Norman and Saskia Thuot!
THE LAST WORD OF JEAN-PHILIPPE
Once again, it was a very rich season, with guests who trusted me and agreed to tell me their stories. I have had some memorable encounters. These bonds that we created during the weekend, we will never forget. I feel tremendously lucky again to have been able to live all these moments!
The show chalet secrets It will be broadcast on Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m., on TVA. In December, a 90-minute special will immerse viewers in the magic of the holiday season by having them experience their first Christmas at the Cabin!
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