The AB Productions series are one of the most emblematic sagas of French television. And it is not uncommon to see the same actor occupy a different role from one sitcom to another. The proof with these 10 examples.
Isabelle Bouysse, accustomed to AB Productions series
Isabelle Bouysse is a real regular at AB productions. The actress first appeared in Hello Muscles, The Girls Next Door and Beach Boys before landing the role of Zaza, the totally crazy sister of Rosy, in Helen and the Boys. Subsequently, she plays Estrella in the series The Crazy Love Cruise. It is then found in One against the other and talk showbefore becoming a star of the small screen, from 1996, thanks to her role as Jeanne Garnier in Holidays of Love.
Isabelle Bouysse embodies Jeanne from the beginning to the end of the spin-off of Helen and the Boys then resumes his role in The Mysteries of Love (even if this one is not an AB Productions series, but JLA Productions).
Cyril Aubin is best known to AB series fans for his role as Johnny, the rocker Lola falls in love with in the cult sitcom Honey and Bees. And yet, he played in many of the group’s productions: we saw him in the guise of Maxime in Helen and the Boysthen of Cyril in The Miracle of Loveby Benoît in The New Girls Next Door and finally of Cyril in The School of Passions.
Inimitable Johanna from Helen and the Boys, Rochelle Redfield did not only occupy this cult role in the AB Productions saga. The American actress also played a certain Anna in Beach Boys then Gin, heroine of the short One against the other. After a break of a few years, Rochelle Redfield resumed her role as Johanna in Holidays of Love. It was also later found in The Mysteries of Love.
Virginie Desarnauts did not play only in First Kisses and its derived series
Actress Virginie Desarnauts became known for her role as Virginie Girard, Justine’s cousin in First Kisses. If she arrives along the way in the series, she quickly becomes one of the main characters and resumes her role in The College Years then The Blue Years.
But she did not lend her features to a single character in the AB universe since after The Blue YearsVirginie Desarnauts played Jill in Island Detectives then Caroline in an episode of Greek. More surprisingly, if she resumed her role as Virginie Girard in Holidays of Lovethe actress also played a certain Laura in an episode.
Tom Schacht started his career playing the role of Tom in Beach Boys then in The New Girls Next Door. From 1995, he became Jimmy in The Miracle of Lovea role he reprized in Holidays of Love and which he still occupies today in The Mysteries of Love.
Famous for her role as Fanny, one of the girls next door, Cécile Auclert then played in many French series and in particular some AB productions. Thus, in 1998, we can see her in the role of Elena Dubreuil for an episode of Holiday of Love. It is also found in an episode ofIsland Detectiveswhere she plays a certain Laura Simpson.
Caroline Hème is known for lending her features to Taxi, Olivier’s kleptomaniac girlfriend in Helen and the Boysbut also to Lolo Bibop in Honey and Bees. The actress also played Laura in Élisa, a photo novel.
Gérard Vives, subscriber to AB Productions series
If it is inseparable from his role as Gérard in The Girls Next Door and The New Girls Next Door, Gerard Vives has appeared in a multitude of AB Productions sitcoms including Helen and the Boys where he plays one of the bodyguards of Thomas Fava, the diabolical record producer. We also saw it in Honey and Bees and The College of Broken Hearts – his character has no name – but also Extra Zigda where he plays Monsieur Blanchard. Finally, he is present as Gérard in First Kisses and The Crazy Love Cruise.
Annette Schreiber is best known for her role as Cynthia, who arrives in The Miracle of Love. If she plays this character again in the spin-offs Holidays of Love and The Mysteries of Lovethe actress also played Greta in Hello Muscles and Annette in Helen and the Boys.
Pierre Deny and AB Productions sitcoms
Pierre Deny was first known as Anatole in Honey and Bees. We then discovered him in the guise of Jean-Pierre, Magali’s husband, in The Girls Next Door then from Theo in The New Girls Next Door. He also made a whirlwind stint in Beach Boys and Holidays of Love.