Actor Mikhail Porechenkov made great sacrifices for the role.
The profession of an actor can be called heroic for itself – and not only because the actors quite often have to perform risky stunts to make everything look natural on the screen. And also act in light outfits in winter, depicting that they are hot, diving into icy rivers, jumping with a parachute and so on. And also because they often have to lose weight dramatically for the sake of the role – what else can you understand. But getting better is already a real feat, you see, because losing even a couple of kilograms is not easy, let alone a couple of dozen.
So, Mikhail Porechenkov was forced to recover by as much as 25 kilograms in order to play the main role in the film “Poddubny”. Moreover, if he gained weight for about six months, then, according to the director of the picture, he lost those extra pounds just quickly.
“Mikhail needed to use muscle mass in the film. Overlays would not help, this is only a visual component. The role in “Poddubny” for Mikhail is significant and serious both for the actor and for the person. He took this step without any doubt. He collected everything within six months. Three months lasted in the desired form. Then at one point quickly lost weight”, – said the director of the film Gleb Orlov to Antenna.
True, in the film you do not pay attention to this sharp weight loss. Although there is one scene, a fight in a Parisian gateway, when the actor’s hand is injured. And then you can see that the jacket on him just dangles like on a hanger.