As the fate of the film "Children of the Arbat" actors

• As the fate of the film "Children of the Arbat" actors

In 2004, the screens went serial film "Children of the Arbat" - the film adaptation of the famous novel by Anatoly Rybakov. Director Andrei Espa managed to gather a brilliant cast - in the shooting were used as a well-known actors and young actors. On the set of romantic atmosphere prevailed, and many of them began an affair. However, after 14 years in their destinies underwent major changes ...

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Yevgeny Tsyganov and Chulpan Khamatova in the movie * * Children of the Arbat, 2004 | Photo: kino-teatr.ru

The story of a simple young men and women from the Arbat, which has gone through one of the most dramatic moments in Russian history -. The period 1930-1940-ies, left no one indifferent. Actress Chulpan Khamatova, starred in the film, said: "The Romantics is happening in the film, it seems difficult to call. Just almost no one believes that there may be a feeling of strength that can withstand the test of time, distance ... But if you love a person, why should go against their wishes? ". Perhaps this question during the filming set not only Chulpan Khamatova. Like the heroes of the famous novel, many actors also have decided to test their sense of strength. And not all of them have passed this test.

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Julia Menshov and her husband, Igor Gordin | Photo: kino-teatr.ru

In 2004, the collapse of the family unit men'shovoy Julia and Igor Gordin. At that time, she was involved in the filming of the TV series "Balzac Age, or All Men Are Bast ..." and her husband were invited to the film "Children of the Arbat" on the role of the architect in love with the heroine Chulpan Khamatova Varia. However, they say that on the set he is having feelings for another actress - Julia Svezhakova (she played a teacher in Siberia). The artists themselves, these rumors are not confirmed or denied, but during this period the marriage men'shovoy Gordin and collapsed. 3 years later, they tried to establish relations, and since then not leave.

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Julia Menshov Igor Gordin with children | Photo: 24smi.org

The journalists' questions about this novel film director replied evasively: "In the film Julia and Igor Gordin Svezhakova no intersections. And I took in the film Julia and Igor after he saw the two of them on the stage of the Youth Theater play "Lady with the Dog" - awesome! In general, during the shooting was an atmosphere of universal love. And almost all of our girls were in love with Eugene Tsyganov, who plays Sasha Pankratov. He's not married ... ".

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A scene from the movie * * Children of the Arbat, 2004 | Photo: kp.ua

On the main male role in the film - Sasha Pankratov - auditioned actors Igor Petrenko and Daniil Strahov. The latter is not approved because of its "negative charisma", which in this case clashed with the image. Therefore, in the film he got another role - the ambiguous character of the Jura Sharok. And Sasha Pankratov played Evgeny Tsyganov. The director said: "He seemed very naked perceives the surrounding area, there is pain in his eyes. All this should be in Sasha Pankratov. "

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Irina Leonova and Yevgeny Tsyganov | Photo: 24smi.org

Igor Petrenko in this film is not approved, but his wife, actress Irina Leonova, got the role of Lena Budyagin in love with Yuri Sharok. Romantic feelings in her and the truth emerged - however, to another actor. As a result, she decided to divorce. already we knew all the end of the filming that has developed a new pair. Members of the crew joked about it, that will soon be born the new "Children of the Arbat". Ironically, that's what happened: the father of her seven children became Evgeny Tsyganov, which Leonov lived in a civil marriage for 10 years. And in 2015 a scandal erupted over the fact that the actor left his wife and children because of his romance with actress Julia Snigir.

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Chulpan Khamatova as Vari | Photo: uznayvse.ru

The main female role in "Children of the Arbat" approved without trial Chulpan Khamatova. As soon as the director saw it in the theater, he immediately realized that it was - his character. In the first series of the movie actress she played a schoolgirl, while at that time she was already the mother of two children and the shooting came a few months after the birth of her second daughter. The director admitted: "Chulpan was difficult with two children - the first day of shooting she even went with the eldest daughter, Arina, then to Chulpan often stopped by Alex, the father of her second child ... Chulpan always worried and lunging home - because her kids were then with his mother, then with a nanny. But played great! We all admired her energy and efficiency. "

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Chulpan Khamatova with children and Alexey Dubinin | Photo: 24smi.org

Of course, at that time the actress was not to romantic interests. At that time she was already fairly well-known young actress who was glorified roles in the films "Time of the Dancer", "Country of the Deaf" and "Luna Papa", but the widespread popularity it has brought the role of Varya in "Children of the Arbat". Tsyganov They were so convincing in love images that the director of the series called them "Romeo and Juliet of our time": "When they are united in their duet in each opened new quality. If the film is not so organic vapors, there is mutual attraction between the characters, there is no history itself, can inspire people. " In fact, their romance has not gone beyond the set. By the time the first marriage Chulpan Khamatova collapsed, and she lived in a civil marriage with dancer Alex Dubinin. Their relationship continued until 2007, after which the actress found happiness in a civil marriage with the actor and director Alexander Shane. In 2010 they had a daughter.

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A still from the movie * * Children of the Arbat, 2004 | Photo: aif.ru

I do not stay aside from the heart experiences and film director Andrei Eshpay. However, these experiences were no longer linked with personal relationships, and on the working moments. The fact that the role of the mother of Sasha Pankratov, he asserted his wife - a famous actress Evgenia Simonova. However, I doubt it was not necessary - in family life or on the set. With the role she coped brilliantly, although at first my husband was not going to approve it for this role - for mother of the protagonist, the actress was too young. But she managed to convince the wife that she - the ideal candidate. In addition, she wanted to return to the screen after a long time - in the 1990s. it almost does not act in films. It was a triumphant return to the role in "Children of the Arbat" is still called one of the greatest creative achievements of the actress: Simon was awarded the prize "Golden Eagle" for best actress in a TV movie.

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Eugene Simon and Andrew Eshpay | Photo: h.ua

Yevgeny Simonov said: "In the end I persuaded him. And we began to change the old, I stopped to paint, let the hair to gray hair got out ... No special make-up on the "Children of the Arbat" I did not, however, such a passive role there that do not want to want to start to look older ... I remember met girlfriend in the subway, we chat with her, and she kept looking at me, then, is easier, said, "Jack, I know you're very busy, but I beg you, covered with hair. So it is impossible to walk down the street. " And I went for six months - all the while were shooting. "

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Eugene Simon and Andrew Eshpay | Photo: 24smi.org

Contrary to popular belief - say, to withdraw from her husband - a pleasure, - the actress admitted that the director did not show mercy to her, and in the work was very strict: "The work was, as always, at the same time interesting and difficult. Andrew me first so apply, I even resented. " However, the differences were within the set - their creativity and family tandem proved strong and durable. The interesting thing is that Andrew Eshpay starred in the film not only his wife, but her daughter from her first marriage Kaidanovskaya Zoe (she played Vick Marosevich) and her husband Alexei Zakharov (Maxim, husband of Nina Ivanova).

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From left to right: the operator Sándor Berkes, actor Daniel Strakhov, director Andrew Eshpay, actor Yevgeny Tsyganov and actress Chulpan Khamatova | Photo: kp.ru