Grévin wax museum opened more than one year ago, in downtown Montreal. This week, a new wax was introduced at the 5th floor of Centre Eaton : Guylaine Tremblay.
When I was ask to go to Grévin Montreal, I was a bit skeptical. Why? Because I’ve seen the original wax museum, when I went to Paris. But I must admit that I was pretty impressed by this french cousin one, that opened in April 2013. More than one hundred local and international celebrities, some still part of the news, others back from the past! Sportsmen and women will be able to see Maurice Richard, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Tiger Wood and Chantal Petitclerc really close. People passionate by history will have a complete zone dedicated to Nouvelle-France. You will love being at one time besides René Lévesque and Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, Barack Obama and the Queen Elizabeth, Steve Jobs and Julie Payette. And of course, being close of all your favorite actors and actresses, comedians, and other celebrities from the Quebec scene.
What I believe is thrilling for the visitor is the attention to detail for each wax. Clothings. Hands. All the special features of a human face. The lips, the teeth. The eyes! Yes, the eyes. So real, it’s disturbing! With no surprise each wax requires between 6 and 8 months of work before being available to the public.
The former World Champion of UFC Georges St-Pierre was the last celebrity introduced last July. The writer Dany Laferrière will be enthroned in 2015. This week was a special event dedicated to the actress Guylaine Tremblay for her to meet her double! Her candidacy has been unanimous for the jury, since Guylaine always had that special bond with her public.
Pretty similar, isn’t it?
705, Ste-Catherine West (5th floor)