Johnny by Laeticia (M6): Were David and Laura excluded from the documentary?


Here is the Taulier as you have never seen him. Five years after the death of Johnny Hallyday, on the night of December 5 to 6, 2017, his widow Laeticia Hallyday continues to perpetuate his memory. A popular icon of French music still present in the hearts of fans.

In tribute to the idol of young people, M6 will devote a special evening to him with an unpublished report Johnny by Laeticia directed by William Karel, to discover on December 8th. Among the many tributes planned for this celebration, this exclusive documentary retraces “hundreds of hours of unpublished personal archives” captured by the companion of Jalil Lespert, indicates a press release from the channel.

From their meeting in Miami to their media wedding, traveling through their family life and Johnny’s career on stage, until the last days before his death, his widow invites viewers to dive into their intimacy. “She gave us the images, leaving us carte blanche, promising that she would not take anything away. She kept her word”, explains the director to Here. Like the first moving images of the adoption of their daughter Jade in Vietnam, revealed on November 23 on the social networks of M6.

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A moment filled with emotion which delighted fans of Johnny Hallyday, according to their reactions on Instagram. “What a beautiful doll! A gift from heaven for this wonderful couple”, “So excited to see this magnificent report”, “Thank you Laëtitia for this magnificent video, thank you for sharing with her audience”, commented some Internet users. If we discover his family life with Jade and Joy Hallyday, what about David Hallyday and Laura Smet, the two elders of the owner?

In this exclusive report that Planet was able to view before its broadcast next December, David and Laura are briefly present in the family archives. We see in particular the daughter of Nathalie Baye on the day of her birth or in a photo in the swimming pool with her father, without forgetting the birth of the son of Sylvie Vartan and family birthdays. But, according to the magazine Here, the two artists would have been voluntarily cut during the editing.

According to our colleagues, William Karel preferred not to keep the archives of David Hallyday and Laura Smet on the screen in the report. The reason for this change? “So as not to have any problems”, invoked the filmmaker. How will fans of Johnny Hallyday’s children react? Are they really missing from the story? Answer on the evening of the broadcast.