«I’m not going to act in Hollywood»: Rinal Mukhametov — about fame and ambition

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In hire leaves a melodrama Kirill Pletnev «Without me.» This is the second directorial work of the actor. After the success of his debut picture «Burn!» Pletnev has once again given us a story about two strong women. In love with a man the heroine Polina Maximova and Liubov Aksenova after his death, receive mysterious messages and go to journey together to unravel them.

Main male role — Rinal Mukhametov, which viewers know the blockbuster «Gravity», the TV series «Optimists» and ambiguously accepted by the public, «Temporary difficulties». There the actor played a patient with cerebral palsy, whose radical methods «puts on legs» despotic father performed by Ivan Okhlobystin. The correspondent of RIA Novosti spoke with Muhametova on women’s cinema, Hollywood and the prospect of becoming the new Danila Kozlovsky.

— The motivation of your character Dima is a bit behind the scenes — as you explained what motivates him? The desire of redemption after death? It seems that neither one nor the other girl he did happy.

— We need to talk, and he understands that in life this would have been possible, because of mistakes he has made. It was his only chance to explain, unfortunately, after he left the planet Earth. This brand life story, I’m hooked — my hero is neither bad nor good. He is torn, like everyone else. We often make mistakes and sometimes let things slide, and here’s the important concept of the finale, where he writes all letters and expresses at least for now. This is one of the few right decisions in his life.

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— How do you work with Kirill Pletnev? I felt that this Director of the actors?

— The amazing feature of Cyril, which, I think, is lacking in many Directors-actors — he never showed how would have played a particular scene. Moreover, he had to withdraw the picture (Pletnev plays the best friend of the protagonist. — Approx. ed), although I know he didn’t want to. We all know that he is a great actor, but he programmed himself to directing, he needed for everyone to watch, it is very sensitive to this attitude. Story for him, I understand, very close. I initially reacted calmly, and then, reading the script a few times, realized what you mean when you say: «This is a movie about our lives.» There is some magic in the household.

— For the second time Kirill Pletnev is making a film with very strong female characters. Are you comfortable in this «women’s movie» feel?

More than. I believe that this is true, because in the literature of women’s role is really small, and it’s great that there are women’s movie that took the Director is a man. I think that’s right and very subtly feels everything. And what to do if suddenly in modern drama women’s material is stronger than the male.

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— What exactly are you caught in the script?

— Very live position of my character — he is neither good nor bad. The man existed, not knowing that he meted out quite a bit. I was very sorry, because he didn’t have time to apologize, not to speak. For me it’s the worst thing in life is not to make the closest people, looking into their eyes, say how much you love them. Unfortunately, the character failed to do it in person, but thanks to his amazing friend in the finals, he can speak. It’s still an incredible story of friendship, I think it was «squandered», but it’s important to me. Now a lot of friends there and so little real friendship when people are willing to the right life hooliganism.

And you have no directorial ambitions? Your colleagues at the theatre very successfully realize themselves in this field — Alexander Gorchilin won the competition debuts of «Kinotavr» with «Acid», E. Sagadiyev presented at the festival «Movement» his film «Harmony».

— Sasha is always trembling — he was mounted, read a lot, so it was bound to happen sooner or later. As for me, I appreciate any professional work — be it a firefighter, a plumber or a taxi driver, and spontaneously I would have to change the actor field in the directing didn’t fit. It is clear that I have ambitions, but I always first think as an actor. For any idea I found the Director, which together would implement the idea. I couldn’t sit at the playback and look at the picture. I am sure that would start to tell the actors: «No, it’s it’s like to play», and it is very wrong. So I consider myself incompetent to directing.

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— By the way, of ambition. You about a year ago, said that he was going to learn English, to try his hand in Hollywood. How’s it going?

Terribly moving, I’m a quitter (laughs). My wife scolds when I talk about myself like that, but now there is project after project, and I so arranged that a fully immersed in the work. And at weekends my brain is not switched on extraneous tasks. If I have something started, have to finish.

Even for potential work in Hollywood doesn’t get distracted?

— You know, my wife and I discussed it and told her: «You know, if I will offer not what I want, I refuse.» It’s true. I’m not going to withdraw just because there is Hollywood. Of course, they have more financial resources, but I can’t say that we in Russia have nothing to do. This is not so. I act in our movies, and I like it. I want to believe that with time it will grow. Yes, in financial and technological terms, we have no such power as Hollywood. There are Directors who I really like, but they are in Russia.

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— Who of Russian Directors you’d like to work with?

— Of course, with my master Kirill Serebrennikov. Alexei Mizgireva I would love to collaborate. Now still want to run the actor Peter Fedorov. With the same Gorchilina he and Sasha, Zhenya by Sangadzhieva or if Philip Avdeev will suddenly start to shoot. We have a lot of talented people.

— Kirill Pletnev said in an interview that he considered the role Danila Kozlovsky. You are afraid of or tempted by the prospect of becoming the new Kozlovsky? After you «Pull» selling like hot cakes.

— To the success of any artist I respect. The man does his job and does it well. I think that everyone has their own way, very personal and special. If we talk about popularity — I would like to become a popular artist, but it is not an end in itself. I’d like to leave a trace in the art, and, of course, not only because a number of people think I’m cute. I want to believe that I have something more. I hope I’m not mistaken.

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