Natacha Lindinger is leaving the Sam series on TF1, discover her well-known replacement!

Natacha Lindinger, who played Sam for five seasons in the eponymous series, has decided to leave the TF1 series. She is replaced by a face well known to viewers.

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During season 2 of Sam, Natacha Lindinger, notably seen in Hard, The Master of the Zodiac Where Nestor Burma, had taken over the role held in the first season by Mathilde Seigner. After five seasons, the actress will no longer play this crazy teacher with offbeat methods. According to information from our colleagues at, Natacha Lindinger decided to leave the series of TF1. “It’s time for me to renew myself a little, to take risks and to give myself time to be available for other projects, reveals the actress. I really liked playing this character of Sam who led me to total freedom of play, to a permanent investment and above all to pleasure, for five seasons. Even though I may miss Sam sometimes, I absolutely don’t regret my choice to quit. It is necessary“.

Hélène de Fougerolles takes over the role of Sat

And Anne Viau, artistic director of French fiction for the TF1 group, reveals the name of her replacement, who is another face very well known to front page viewers: “We are continuing our great collaboration with Natacha Lindinger with other projects, including Coming and Between his handss. It is a real pleasure for TF1 to continue the adventure of Sat with Helene de Fougerolles. Sam is a character that has become iconic over the years. Her humor, her insolence and her freedom will be worn wonderfully by Hélène.

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“I dreamed of a recurring role with which I could express humor, derision, be politically incorrect while having real intensity”

Hélène de Fougerolles is also delighted to take on this role. “It’s a real joy for me to take over the role of Samshe says. After playing Captain Hélène Bach in Balthazar for three years, I dreamed of a recurring role with which I could express humor, derision, be politically incorrect while having real intensity. This series also deals with social issues and allows me to address themes that are close to my heart: motherhood, transmission, education, the place of women, the couple, singularity, transgression. What more could you dream of? I am filled !”. The filming of the six episodes of season 7 is scheduled for February 2023.

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