Rules of life of the actor and director Sergei Bodrov Jr.
Where I grew up, there were a lot of psychopaths - simple hard workers, whose main talent was the ability to wave their fists, so I know a lot of ways how not to plunge into a fight. When I became famous, the media began to write about me different things. And I thought: wow, these guys are the same psychos, only they have words instead of fists.
I am very sensitive to the core values. Maybe this is wrong, but I do not think that the norm is when a person is good. Who said that people should be good, honest, sincere? Why should they rejoice and smile at us? Normally, this is when people cheat, cunning, seek for themselves some kind of good. And then everything else that goes beyond this norm - when a person said “thank you” to you, did not lie, supported you, did something good, although you could not do this on condition that you do not depend on him, but he from you - causes great joy, jubilation, and in general makes the world beautiful.
Time is one of those things that we cannot influence.The only thing we can do is fill our days, make them longer, wider. And one means - love and attention to others.
I remember when I was a child, I was sliding down the slides on wooden skis, just as a grain of the word. Then a few years later I came to this hill, and a chill ran through me. I thought, "No, I must move out." I pulled out, broke one ski and understood - never again! In Austria, in the mountains, children - crumbs of 2.5 years old - ride to places where adults will think a hundred times: “I will fall, break my legs, leave for nothing, plaster, insurance ...” And children do not think about a causal relationship. So it is necessary both in the cinema and everywhere - not to think long and fruitlessly, but to have fun!
Believe me, I am very far from thinking about my special role in the films of Balabanov. And therefore I can say directly about them: it is skillful or inept, but the therapy is some kind of oxygen that is needed now.
I'm not an actor, I have this body, in charge of acting pride, is missing. For the actor, it's probably a shame to get a small role after the heroes. He has ambitions, ambition ... But for me this question does not exist. Lesha Balabanov and I are friends who do something together.
I am responsible for my hero and do not refuse any of his words, nor of one act, although the director came up with all this. Maybe, I generally attach too much importance to the work. I always and everywhere say: I am not an artist, I am not an artist, I am not an artist.
I fear statements like "our time has come." Whose time? Time thinking intelligent people? But why, who gave it to us, how did we use it? I think this is a false wording - “now is our time.”
I don’t want to diminish the impact of Brother films. But it seems to me that they should not be disassembled as a real story that happened to specific people.
I am interested to live. It is interesting to talk with a taxi driver, a prostitute who sits in this bar, walking around, looking at faces. Go into the shops, watch a good movie, read a good literature, because everywhere-everywhere-everywhere there is something that pleases you.
I think the audience is waiting for a pure man. He is naive, knows little about how life should be arranged, it is unlikely that he has the same clear picture of the world in his head as, say, Danila Bagrov. This man is very young, but self-confident, although defenseless. He will be strong in his purity - that's all.
Of course, superstition is a sin, but there is some kind of karmic responsibility. This has been verified thousands of times.
Actually, I like listening more. It's more interesting for me. When I spoke on the air, time constantly had to be filled with something. And you feel like a meat grinder, in which meat is thrown, and it produces minced meat. Less words. In this more power.
Recognition, popularity - this is not always an address hit.