Behind the scenes
Thomas, whose friends had come to the premiere of the film, was a little afraid of the reactions. "It was less bad than I thought because I had prepared them," says Thomas.
The two youngsters are surprisingly comfortable with their bodies, far from the clichés of teens in crisis. They fully assume the love scenes, even in front of their family and friends.
"If my grandparents saw the scene and said it was ok, then everyone will find it right!" Laughs Thomas.
However, it is clear from the hearing that the two teenagers, then aged 14 and 16, were neophyths in the matter. "They did not know how to kiss, it was an initiation for them," says Yves Desgagnés.
The latter himself gave a lesson to kiss the two actors, taking an assistant as teacher. He marked Charlotte's face with small "x's", the precise points where Thomas had to put his lips.
In short, a surgical precision that served both young actors well. "They became adults at the same time as they became actors," says Yves Desgagnés.
In one of the scenes, Romeo and Juliet are naked standing on the edge of a lake.
"It was the most beautiful scene to do, it was hot, the water was good, there was no discomfort," recalls Thomas.
"At first we hid with our hands, but then we were made to water," adds Charlotte. "We even had to put on patches and a thong," says Thomas.
"There is so much to think, there were cones in the water to know where to place, so we do not have time to think about looking at each other," says the comedian.
Crazy love at age 15, do they believe it? More pragmatic than idealistic, Thomas "thinks it's hard to fall into such an intense story at that age.
The older you get, the more you know yourself, so the more you will have affinities with people who are like you. It's rare couples who met at age 14 and are still together at age 40, "he says.
More romantic and realistic, Charlotte does not "know what great love is yet, but it can happen at any age," she says.
"But I find the film very realistic in what we can feel when we meet someone for the first time, the fear of seeing, run away, love without knowing why," concludes the young actress.
And after 60 days of filming, did the two teenagers fall in love? "No!" They answer in unison. And they are not single either ...