Who is Delphine Chanéac (Dren) From Splice? A Quick Profile

by on June 2, 2010

in Entertainment

Splice Dren promo art

Splice is about 2 scientists who tinker with animal DNA and when they get tired of following the rules, they add a little human DNA to the mix, which stirs things up!  The experiment creates Dren.  (Drenolution!) Delphine Chanéac will play the adult version of Dren as she stars alongside Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley .  Keep reading on for some personal info on Delphine, a video interview and a few movie trailers of Splice. [UPDATE 6/4/10:  After checking out Dephine’s info here, go check out my movie review of Splice!]

Splice - baby Dren

Baby Dren in Splice

At first Dren is a wee bit of a cute little scared creature but then evolves into a beautiful human-chimera.

Splice - The matured Dren

The older, matured Dren in Splice

As she grows, her bonds with her creators are strong, but then the bond turns deadly. Delphine Chanéac plays the grown version of Dren and will give U.S. denizens their first real look at Delphine, even though she’s been in the entertainment business since she’s been 15 years old.

Just to be clear,  Vincenzo Natali’s (director / writer) Splice is geared towards more of a technological fiction than science fiction but definitely delves into the what-if of scientific tinkering.  It wowed the Sundance Film Festival crowd and after putting in 10 years of working on the indie film, his focus and dedication is paying off!

Delphine Chanéac

Delphine Chanéac

Delphine Chanéac was born 14 November 1978.  She’s a model and actress.  Aside from the upcoming Splice, she’s been one other U.S released film: The Pink Panther, where she played a ticket checker.  But this isn’t her first movie, by far.

The main part of her career has been in foreign TV & films where she’s been in To the Extreme, The Brice Man, Incontrôlable & VersoVerso came out in late ’09, early 2010 and is a crime thriller, but the movie she is co-starring in that is still in production is titled The Big Black.

The Big Black with Delphine Chanéac

Delphine Chanéac in The Big Black

The Big Black takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the main character, Jack, is on a journey fleeing from his past.  It’s called a dark odyssey & a love story.  During his journey, he meets Eve (played by Delphine), a mysterious hitch-hiker, with her own agenda.

Aside from movies coming out this year, Delphine has had many 1-spot guest roles on 22 different TV shows, with a recurring role in La vie devant nous, as Pauline.  But before you go scrambling off to check it out, these roles, stemming back to 1997, are all French television productions.

At 15, she signed her first modeling contract for an agency called Success.  At 16, she landed a role in the TV series Papa revient demai.  Her personal interests include dance, horse riding (high level), karate (Girl after my own heart there!) and bicycle riding.

Delphine Chanéac

I think that once the news gets out about Delphine, we’ll be seeing her in more U.S. movie productions.  What do you think?

Check out the interview on the set of Splice with Delphine from MovieSet:

Check out the movie trailer for Splice:

Here’s a trailer that’s a bit more Dren-centric:

Thanks for coming by!

[Cinema Static on Brusimm wishes to thank Anne Pourbaix for the bio kit!, SoFeminine.co.uk (images), MovieSet (interview)]

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Seahappi April 25, 2012 at 8:13 am

Uh…..it wasn’t the fact that they HAD sex, that caused the creature and Dren to change THEIR sex….it’s caused by a HOROMONE change…HAVING sex, has nothing to do with that, therefore no, the sex scenes were not necessarily ..necessary.

Greer April 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

In response to Bug-a-lou, i don’t think it was so much Dren forgetting her parents but her natural animal characteristics taking over to procreate, when she became a man.

Greer April 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

to respond to what bruce said, the sex scenes were needed. at least the first part was. Dren needed to have sex with the man order for the sex change to happen. like the little creatures from the the beginning.

Bug-a-lou April 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm

The creature sex-scenes were disturbing, to say the least. If it weren’t for both of the creature sex-scenes, I would have dug the movie.
One thing I was wondering though, every Dren changed, she remembered everything that happened in the past. However, when she morphed into ‘male’ Dren, he/she seemed to forget who his/her parents were, not to mention the fact that he/she seemed to be in love with Adrian Brody’s character earlier that day. It just seemed he/she would have some recollection of how he/she felt, and left his/her “dad” alone, regardless of the fact he was male.

tifytat December 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Awesome movie…watched with bf and it was soooooo much more than we expected….well done…bravo…best sci fi I’ve seen in a long time!!!!

Vanessa T November 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

It was a great movie but I just can’t seem to get over the sex scenes. What person in their right mind could come up with a movie like this? To have a man willingly want to have sex with a creature that looks like that is just too rediculous even for a film. I’m not going to lie, this film had my full attention throughout the movie because you want to know whats coming next. The features of Dren absolutely looked real.

Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) October 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I hear ya Holly… there were two scenes that I probably could have done without because they really didn’t seem to fit and I think could have been readdressed differently, and both times were the creature sex scenes… if it weren’t for those two scenes, it would be an awesome movie, top-notch movie.

Holly October 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Saw the movie on Blu-Ray, I thought the beginning was intriguing until when Dren rapes his own mother. It was a big time turn-off.

obet September 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

but of course to all cast and crew…nicely done…really great job!!!!

obet September 12, 2010 at 4:39 pm

i’ve watched the movie splice and delphine done a great job portraying her character…..she’s very good indeed and wow…very beautiful!….more power delphine….we luv ya!

Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) June 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Sebastian: Thanks for the awesome input! It’s good to know there’s more to it than just what’s on the surface of the trailers.

sebastian June 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Saw Splice at the film festival up in Seattle and the trailers for it are comically misleading. In case anyone was turned off by the Species-vibe it gave off, it’s much more a character study and sf black comedy. And the combination of different effect styles to create Dren were really well done.

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