The actors played the spouses in the film “It Was in Penkovo”.
Svetlana Druzhinina, who is known for the images of intractable beauties in the films “It Was in Penkovo”, “Girls”, and also as the director of “Midshipmen”, became a guest of the show “The Fate of a Man”. The 85-year-old director spoke about her first acting experience, recalling the melodrama of Stanislav Rostotsky, in which Vyacheslav Tikhonov acted as her partner. Svetlana Sergeevna shared that she was immediately approved for the role of Larisa, but because of the numerous takes, during which she had to kiss with different applicants for the role of Matvey, it is unpleasant for her to talk about the film every time.
“Rostotsky received me instantly. This girl from school was supposed to play the village aunt. We did 24 takes on the fill! And when I said: “I can’t kiss anymore!” – here comes another applicant. He held out a cold and wet hand to me. I told him: “Druzhinina”. He answered me quietly: “Vyacheslav Tikhonov.” We needed to play again, but I was tired and didn’t want to kiss anyone else. But Rostotsky told me sternly: “If you don’t like at least a button on his shirt…” ”- Druzhinina admitted. The words sounded so threatening that the young artist decided to suppress her hostility. “There were nine people and more than 10 takes! That’s terrible!” She summed up with a shudder.
Still from the film “It Was in Penkovo”
It is noteworthy that after these tests, rumors instantly spread around the set that Druzhinina and Tikhonov were meeting. Then the actor was married to another star of Soviet cinema – Nonna Mordyukova. And she, in order to check the conjectures, as the heroine of “The Fate of a Man” recalled, came to the shooting of the film “It Was in Penkovo”. As soon as Mordyukova glanced at her imaginary rival, she burst out laughing and exclaimed: “Svetka and Slavka – it can’t be!”
We add that Vyacheslav Tikhonov was married to Nonna Viktorovna until 1963. Four years after his divorce from the actress, he married a translator Tamara Ivanovna… As for Druzhinina, her chosen one Anatoly Mukasey she met while studying at VGIK. After meeting the groom’s parents, who were Soviet foreign intelligence officers, Svetlana was asked if she was ready to become restricted to travel abroad after the wedding. The actress nodded in agreement, and she was accepted into the Mukasei family.
Anatoly Mikhailovich, who came to the shooting of Boris Korchevnikov’s show, remembered how his childhood passed in Los Angeles, where his parents worked, and that they were friends with Charlie Chaplin himself. When the genius of cinema made his film The Great Dictator, he invited the Soviet couple to the premiere. The screening of the picture did not begin until Lisa and Misha, as Chaplin addressed their friends, crossed the threshold of the cinema.
Anatoly Mukasey, Svetalana Druzhinina and Boris Korchevnikov
We add that Druzhinina and Mukasey are not only husband and wife, but also colleagues who often work together on projects. Thanks to their creative tandem, projects such as “Midshipmen”, a fifth of which will be released this year, and “Secrets of Palace Revolutions” were born. The couple have two sons Anatoly and Michael… The couple’s eldest son, who was taking illegal substances, was rumored to have committed suicide in the late 1980s. The youngest followed in his father’s footsteps and became an operator. “The bear is amazing, we adore him, he is talented in everything. I consult with him on current technologies. A year ago, Mishka’s son Nikita was born. We also adore Katyusha (Mikhail’s wife – Note… ed.), this is our heart and soul, ”Anatoly Mukasey frankly admitted.
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