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People’s artist of Russia Chulpan Khamatova remembered crying at the rehearsal of the performance “the Naked pioneer” by Kirill Serebrennikov, being suspended above the stage. The actress has shared his memories in an interview published on the YouTube channel “Estepona”.
Hamatova has told that met with Serebrennikov at the airport, and he invited her to play Cleopatra in a production of “Antony and Cleopatra”. But in the end the Director decided to put to the artist novel “the Naked pioneer” by Mikhail Kononov. “I have nothing to say did not, because the temptation to work with Kirill was great. We started working on “the Naked pioneer”” she said.
According to the actress, in rehearsal for a long time it hung above the stage in an awkward shorts with carbines. “Cyril began to disassemble the stage at the bottom. And here I hang, I’m afraid to stop them, look at them from above. Hang. I’m too sick to hang there. And suddenly I remember that I was promised Cleopatra. And here I hang in those awful iron pants. And just quietly begin to cry. And my tears drip down, during a rehearsal. Kirill raises his head and says, “What happened?”. And I said, “Little dog — puppy to old age, right?”” — told Khamatova. She added that the Director comforted her and promised to make artist Cleopatra.
In 2006, Serebrennikov staged “Antony and Cleopatra” Khamatova.
“The naked pioneer” tells about a teenage girl who voluntarily went to the front, hiding your real age. She becomes the object of sexual relations with the officers of his unit.
Kirill Serebrennikov is under house arrest from 23 August 2017. He is accused of embezzlement of budget funds. The guilt the Director does not recognize.
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