This photo was taken last fall
when Vincent did a book signing for two of his books - the more
recent "Un Voyage en Russie" and "Le Paris du Cinéma"
published in 2011.
Here are some excerpts from an
interview with Vincent back in May.
Q: Is it not hard to see
yourself on screen at 26 years old when you're now 53?
VP: On the contrary, I still
feel young and, at the same time, I am much more constructed, less
delivered by chance. I direct, I make photo projects and so many
other things that fascinate me. When I was a young actor, I tended
to ride the wave, letting myself be carried along with the
proposals. Today, it's me who creates the waves.
Q: You do not even regret your young handsome years when you shot a
lot in Hollywood for example?
VP: No regrets. I had a lot of fascinating encounters when I shot in
American productions. At the same time, let's be honest, I did not
really make great movies in those years. The most positive thing is
that even today I work almost more abroad than in French cinema. At
the time, I managed to make a name for myself internationally.
Q: You shot recently in
Australia, Canada, you were in Russia for a photo project ... not to
mention Lausanne. How do you organize?
VP: I have an exceptional woman (Karine). Last year, I went around
the world four times for my work and it was way too much.
Fortunately, I can count on my wife because it is never easy for us
to travel together because of the school year and everyone's
Q: What kind of father is
VP: I am a cool dad but strict at the level of education. I have
always taught our children to take their future into their own
hands, especially in school work. I'm lucky because each of my
children has a real passion, which makes my role of father much
simpler because they do not need me to motivate them.
Q: Your eldest 19-year-old daughter, Iman, follows in your footsteps
in acting, but she is also a model. Do you try to avoid the traps of
fashion or celebrity?
VP: My daughter is so structured in her head that she deserves all
our trust. Beyond fashion, Iman is mostly a rider.
Q: You have 15-year-old twins,
a girl, Tess, and a boy, Pablo. Will they be artists?
VP: No, my son wants to become a professional basketball player and
he is going to enter the Putnam Science Academy this year, which is
the largest basketball school in the United States. He leaves us. It
will be hard for him and very hard for us to have him so far, but he
knows what he wants and my role is to support him.
Q: And your daughter Tess?
VP: Tess is the one closest to us. Her passion is singing.
Q: What are your plans for the rest of the year?
VP: I'm going to China soon to make a third film ("Turnadot") with Sophie
Marceau. My look and my current beard is for the purposes of this
feature film... Sophie is a friend and a dream partner. She is still
beautiful and our duo works well.
The bearded Perez...
I have updated Iman's model page so
all her new photo shoots.