Here’s why Omar Sy decided to move to California

First known as a member of the duo “Omar & Fred” on television, Omar Sy quickly established himself on the big screen. The 2011 film “Intouchables” propelled her career around the world.

A notoriety that seemed too excessive for Omar Sy. In an interview published in “Psychologies Magazine” on December 21, the actor admits that this celebrity is one of the reasons that led him to pack his bags. Since 2012, Omar Sy has lived in the United States with his wife Hélène and their five children: Selly (21), Sabah (19), Tidiane (16) and Alhadji (13) and the youngest, named Amani -Nour, born in 2017.

More peaceful than in France

“With the success of ‘Intouchables’, the outlook on me has changed. I needed to protect my kids. To protect me. So I put some distance, ”explained Omar Sy.

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“When we moved to California, we just wanted to spend a year in the sun and come back. It worked much better than we imagined, ”continues the actor. “We found there a form of appeasement compared to what we had just experienced in France. Over there, notoriety is sweeter, ”said the father of the family.

Omar Sy will soon be back at the cinema with the film “Tirailleurs”, which will be released on January 4.

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