Sacha Gervasi (‘My Dinner with Herve’ writer-director) on the ‘real story’ that inspired his Herve Villechaize film [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sacha Gervasi (‘My Dinner with Herve’ writer-director) on the ‘real story’ that inspired his Herve Villechaize film [Exclusive Video Interview]
“My Dinner with Herve” “originated from a real story,” reveals Sacha Gervasi. In the summer of 1993 the young journalist was sent to Los Angeles to write “a whole host of very important celebrity interviews, the least important of which was an interview with a now-faded French actor called Herve Villechaize.” But the inconsequential chat turned into a five-day discourse during which the star poured his heart out, only to die by suicide shortly thereafter. Twenty-five years later Gervasi wrote and directed the Emmy-nominated film starring Peter Dinklage as Villechaize and Jamie Dornan as a character based on Gervasi. Watch our exclusive video interview with the filmmaker above.

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After shooting to fame as the diminutive sidekick on “Fantasy Island,” Villechaize was fired by producer Aaron Spelling over a salary dispute and quickly faded into obscurity.
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