Alain Delon interviewed by Catherine Schwaab of Paris Match.
The actor fought in court for custody of his son Alain-Fabien, who wanted to join.
Paris Match. You seem to rediscover your son today. As if your daughter, Anouk, you had mobilized the entire date.
Alain Delon. You know the relationship of a father with his daughter! I had my daughter at 55. Finally a girl! Anouska was my miracle! Besides, her mother warned me that our son might suffer.
Alain-Fabien yet displays great confidence in him. It is even less shy than his sister …
Yes. He is more mature, more confident. “Nouch” is more introverted, more timid, this is a concern.
There she will play a play with Dad … Do you think it might have been embarrassed by your overinvestment on it?
No, she chose her fate, her career. I pushed a bit, okay, I took her to the Cannes Film Festival in Deauville … It is now more comfortable, she began to feel good about yourself. And she lives with a boy who chose the same area. She wants to make the trade of his father but with this reservation, this modesty that characterizes it. Besides, she said, as if to reassure himself, “if the room does not work I’ll do something else.”
Your son is more determined about his future, he!
Certainly! He wants to use his career to do business! Return on his fame! I was not thinking. With him, I expect everything. He is so brilliant!
Have not you been a little hard on him, sometimes?
Surely. We do not understand. I pic of crazy anger and I saw fear, he feared I go any further, while I’ve never touched. Well, I know what happens when I start to yell, I’m an actor. But when I blows a fuse, Alain-Fabien think it will be dramatic, I’ll break it into two … Today, it measures 1.84 meters, I would have a penalty! So I temper!
We talked about his drug problems in the newspapers because of an interview with his mother in a Dutch magazine …
We are not responsible for interviews with his mother …
You were surprised to learn that he was smoking joints?
Yes! In my time we did not know drugs.
You had to “flipping out” …
No! I told her morality. I explained the dangers. It has, I think, quite understand …
And you asked for and received custody of your son to take things in hand?
It was he who wanted to live with his father. I found that when my children were small, it was important that they live with their mother because I was often shooting. Today he wants to live with me. And it did not upset his mother who wanted to live his new life.
We learned that after his divorce from Alain Afflelou, she remarried this summer with Roberto Agostinelli, a banker. What does that inspire?
We are separated for ten years, she may remarry as she wants. What bothered me is that she got married without telling his children. It shocked me, and my children.
Yet she had a very close relationship with his children …
Yes. One morning, Alain-Fabien informed qu’Afflelou remarried. Tit for tat response: “Yes, I know, me too!” That’s how they have learned!
You want to send your son to boarding school in Switzerland to take distance from it all?
He needed an internship as Le Rosey to be framed, surrounded. I also wanted to snatch him from Paris, which is a negative place for him to cut some dating, what happens to the output of high schools …
His mother wanted to send him to school “post-addiction” in Colorado in Aspen. I said: “No question is too far.” Switzerland is next door, easy access, and there are several of the best schools in the world. I was afraid it was not accepted because, with his schooling, his results, it was not won. I went to see the directors two weeks before school starts, then you must register three or four months before. We waited and hoped for a disclaimer: there are 50 nationalities at Le Rosey. Luckily, there was one. Alain-Fabien has been accepted in extremis. And it was not a piston, Alain Delon, they do not care. I also approached another school near Lausanne.