The artist admitted that he is learning from his untimely departed colleague of humanity and courage.
Alexander Petrov never met on the set with Sergei Bodrov Jr. The 31-year-old actor’s career began in 2010 with a cameo role in the TV series Voices. At that time, Bodrov had already been reported missing for several years. However, this did not prevent Petrov, who has recently retained the status of one of the most sought-after artists in Russian cinema, from admiring his legendary colleague.
Today Alexander admitted that Sergei is an example for him. In his microblog on Instagram, the actor showed a gallery of portraits of artists who decorate the hotel built by Petrov in his native Pereslavl-Zalessky. As the actor explained, a light bulb broke in the corridor, which caused a strobe effect near Bodrov’s portrait. “Not on purpose. Most recently, on December 27, Sergei Bodrov Jr. had a birthday. Seryozha is for me an example of humanity, kindness, courage, truth. Reference point. Not just for me. For millions of people. All with the coming! ” – wrote Petrov in his microblog on Instagram (spelling and punctuation of the author are given without changes – Prim. line.).
Alexander Petrov honored the memory of Sergei Bodrov
Recall that Sergei Bodrov Jr. is known for his roles in films in films “Prisoner of the Caucasus”, “Brother”, “Stringer”, “Brother-2” and “Bear Kiss”… The actor and director also took part in the very first season of the extreme show “The Last Hero”. The role in the film by Alexei Balabanov “Brother-2” has become the artist’s calling card. In May of this year, on the 20th anniversary of the outings of the crime drama, a series of documentaries dedicated to this cult movie was shot. Two years after the release of “Brother-2”, in September 2002, Sergei Bodrov went with a film crew to the Karmadon Gorge to shoot a film “Messenger”… At this time, the Kolka glacier began to descend there, because of which the entire team was buried under a 300-meter layer of ice and snow. For several months, the rescuers of the Ministry of Emergencies conducted a search operation. However, the search was unsuccessful. To date, Sergei Bodrov Jr. has been officially declared dead, along with the remaining 107 team members. At the time of the tragedy, the favorite of millions was only 30 years old.
Irina Saltykova and Sergei Bodrov in the film “Brother-2”
Recall that 31-year-old Alexander Petrov has already managed to collaborate with a number of famous directors during his ten-year career. As the star of Russian cinema admitted, he can calmly accept criticism from only a few of them: Zhora Kryzhovnikov, Klim Shipenko and Fyodor Bondarchuk, whom he admires. In a recent interview, Alexander noted that he was not going to leave mainstream cinema yet, although he said that he would try to leave this “good party” in time. According to him, he has not played many roles yet, he has many desires that he dreams of.
Alexander Petrov and Fyodor Bondarchuk
We add that the day before yesterday it became known that Petrov will play Sergei Yesenin in a new film about the life of the Russian poet “December”. As you know, it was in this winter month, on the 28th, in 1925, that the poet passed away under mysterious circumstances. The director of the tape, which is scheduled to be released in late 2021 – early 2022, is Klim Shipenko, who had previously collaborated with Petrov in the film “Text”.
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