By Aubéry Mallet Journalist Series, cinema, TV Aubéry Mallet is a journalist specializing in series. A fan of the small screen, she has seen everything (or almost) from Game of Thrones to Pretty Little Liars, from The Bridgerton Chronicle to Stranger Things via Gossip Girl or Friends. The Fifty is coming to an end: W9 will broadcast the grand finale on November 11. But a mystery remains: who is the lion, the master of the game? Internet users have their theories and they are not the only ones. Candidates have just given their idea of the identity of the character … and it could well disappoint you!
In this autumn of 2022, W9 has innovated by launching a completely new reality show: Les Cinquante. Inspired by the series Squid Game, it pits star reality TV candidates against each other, and the winner will allow a fan to win up to 50,000 euros. In the show, we therefore found cult candidates like Amélie Neten who fought with Maeva Ghennam.
But the candidates and viewers were also intrigued by the characters including the lion, the master of the game and king of the castle. Since the beginning of the game, several theories have circulated on the web. For some, it would actually be a reality TV candidate. The name of Nikola Lozina circulated because of an astonishing detail. Recently, Charlotte unveiled her probable theory: the lion is actually Ben, the show's producer. “For me, it's Ben, the producer! I'm sure, I recognize his voice” she confided to Télé 2 Semaines. The truth would be much less exciting.
“I'm going to bust the myth…“
In a video ASK without filter posted on his YouTube channel, Nicolo invited his darling Victoria Mehault as well as Vivian and Mélanie Orldebriefed the Les Cinquante adventure and answered questions from fans. The opportunity for the four candidates to raise THE question that everyone is asking: who is the lion? “Everyone wanted to know who the lion is, but in fact, it's not Nikola Lozina, it's not Julien Tanti” says Nicolo.
It was finally Mélanie Orl who unveiled the truth and it's not as crazy as we thought: “I'm going to break the myth and everyone's delirium, c He was an intermittent performer absolutely not known” she confides. It is true that it is much less classy! As Vivi confides, all the characters were embodied by intermittent workers. “You could see in their approach that they were actors. That's the first thing I said when I arrived, they're intermittent workers.” she explains. For her part, Vivian revealed that there was a rule to follow: “If we spoke to an animal we were eliminated“.