For her role in the 2018 comedy “Losing Weight”, the 23-year-old
You’d be hard-pressed to find a classical role that Sergei Bezrukov hasn’t taken on. There were the great poets - Pushkin, Yesenin, Vysotsky - even Jesus Christ (in ‘The Master and Margarita’).
But in the 2000s, the actor would only ever be associated with a fat gangster he used to play in the cult show “Brigada”, about
Audiences remember Denisova for her role in the show “Deffchyonki”, about several Saratov
The actress gained 10 kg for the
In the popular show “Gym Teacher” Grentz plays a naive schoolgirl - the daughter of an influential, but not exactly legal, businessman. This is Grentz’s first ever role, and she’s never had formal training, although she did take theater classes, while also getting a degree in psychology. She took part in auditions and was eventually spotted for the show.
For her debut, Grentz had had to put on 10 kg. The extra weight was meant to add a certain depth to a character that was already going through some emotionally trying times. In order to get back into shape, Grentz had to go on a grueling diet, which involved eating barley porridge for a whole month!
Hodhenkova’s modern image is seen by the public mostly as one of a tall and slender moody blonde wearing red lipstick - thanks to the roles she’s been getting lately.
However, the role that made her famous had her transform into an almost Rubens-style lady, having gained 20 kg. Such was the character picture by Stanislav Govorukhin for his film “Bless the Woman” (2003) - a young and plump woman completely absorbed by her officer husband.
Soviet times also saw actors go to great lengths to fit their roles. Director Leonid Kvinhidze searched long and hard for a woman to take on Marry Poppins, without much luck. When Andreychenko’s name ended up on his desk, he was at first hesitant. He’d seen Andreychenko just two years prior in “
When Andreychenko asked Kvinhidze what he was looking for, he replied - a lady synonymous with perfection, proceeding to make direct remarks about her need to drop some kilograms. Andreychenko was back in two weeks, having lost a staggering 15 kg, and taking on her biggest role.
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