French actress, director and screenwriter Géraldine Nakache grabs the spotlight on the January 19th, 2024 cover of Madame Figaro. Shot by photographer Jan Welters, Nakache presents an elegant vision in a Prada dress, complemented by an Audemars Piguet watch.
Inside the issue, stylist Véronique Tristram orchestrates a fashion narrative with pieces from luxury houses such as Gucci, Dries Van Noten, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, Intimissimi and Jil Sander. This spread is further enhanced by Étienne Sekola’s expert hair styling, Margaux Jalouzot’s subtle make-up artistry and Huberte Césarion’s meticulous manicure.
Géraldine Nakache is a beacon of inspiration for many. Oscillating between cinema and television series, Nakache has become a symbol of hard work and dedication. At 43, she is hailed as one of the finest actresses of her generation, a title echoed by her peers and critics alike.
In a candid conversation with Madame Figaro at her favorite Parisian haunt, the Comptoir de Turenne, Nakache’s infectious humor and sincerity shine through. She effortlessly balances discussing her own journey while showing genuine interest in others, a rare quality that endears her to many. Nakache is more than just the girl next door or the funny brunette. She is a multifaceted artist equally adept at drama and comedy, a trait her brother and director Olivier Nakache describes as her “dual nationality” in acting.
2024 could very well be called ”The Year of Nakache,” as she will appear in two films – ”Paternel,” an intimate drama by Ronan Tronchot, and ”Tigres & Hyènes,” a high-octane thriller by Jérémie Guez. She will also appear in three series – ”Les enfants sont rois” on Disney+, ”Fiasco” on Netflix and the third season of ”Hippocrate.” Her growing repertoire includes roles that challenge the conventional image of her, portraying characters such as a police officer, a lawyer and a hospital director.
Nakache‘s journey is not just about her professional accolades. It’s also deeply personal. She talks about the guilt she, like many women, feels about taking time for herself, even though she is the mother of a seven-year-old daughter. Her career, fueled by a desire to honor her parents’ name, is a testament to her roots and upbringing.
Her first film, ”Tout ce qui brille,” which she co-directed with Hervé Mimran, remains a cultural touchstone. It’s a story that resonates with many and transcends the boundaries of mere fiction. Nakache’s bond with Leïla Bekhti, her co-star in the film, is a beautiful example of the kinship she cherishes, a trait she shares with contemporaries like Adèle Exarchopoulos, Marina Foïs and Virginie Efira.