There dead of Johnny Hallyday December 6, 2017 sparked a wave of emotion throughout France. But it also gave birth to a media soap opera that no one expected. In February 2018, Laura Smet revealed that she and her half-brother David Hallyday were not on their father’s will Johnny Hallyday, who had decided to donate his fortune to his widow Laeticia and his two adopted daughters Jade and Joy. ” Laura Smet discovered with amazement and pain the will of her father Johnny Hallyday under which all of his heritage and all of his rights as an artist would be exclusively transmitted to his only wife Laeticia by the effect of Californian law. “could we read in a press release, thus launching a war between the two clans, and the relatives of the rocker had to decide behind who to line up. After two years, an agreement has been reached and Laeticia finally agreed to pay 1.5 million euros to Laura Smet and 1 million euros to David Hallyday, a sum which he gave in full to his half-sister.
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“I have fewer proposals…”
This financial agreement therefore put an end to the legal and media tussle, and the affair has since calmed down. But she left traces in the life of Laura Smet, at the private and professional level. Questioned in the columns of the magazine Shethe actress returns to this long judicial soap opera which was, in her own words, ” a hell “: ” I was drawn into a story that didn’t look like me and that sent back an image of me that was light years away from who I am. This is the first time I have experienced such a misunderstanding. When my father was alive, the subject was him, not me! “. Even today, the one we could hear on the last album of Grand Corps Malade ” pays for the consequences of this overexposure in [son] job “.
And these are rather complicated since Laura Smet says she has ” less proposals ” At the movie theater. Indeed, her latest film (“The Holy Family”) dates back to 2019 and since then, we have only been able to see her in the series “La Garçonne”, “Capitaine Marleau” and season 4 of “Fauda”. A situation that she compares to that of her mother, Natalie Baye who, when she left Johnny Hallyday in 1986, ” found herself propelled into this bullshit press “. ” When our personal life takes up too much space, it cuts the imagination of directors, I understand that very well. But I miss my job a lot laments Laura Smet, admitting that the cinema saves her. She notably takes as an example the recent film “Love and Forests” by Valérie Donzelli in which she salutes the performance of Virginie Efira.