Celebrities are people too. There were times when they washed dishes in a cafe, and ate instant noodles. Anastasia Makeeva, Anfisa Chekhova, Vitaly Gogunsky, Klara Novikova and Alexander Vasilyev told about how there was no penny in his pocket
MY GOLD: ANFISA CHEKHOV WAS FORCED TO GO TO THE PAWN SHOP
The TV presenter was left without means of livelihood in 2002. “The program about show business that I ran on the channel STS, was closed. Under new management, and appeared very similar on the subject of the transfer of Tina Kandelaki “the Details,” – said Anfisa “StarHit”. At the time I had a boyfriend. Upon learning of the situation, he promised to take care of and not give the abyss, but we soon parted.
The situation was critical – no money, and asking in a debt I could not. More precisely, could not and still can not – never in my life did not hold. Had to pawn the gold jewelry. Fortunately, a couple of months TNT has offered to shoot a pilot show “Sex with Anfisa Chekhova”, we were approved, and the following two years we did releases for the future.
Prior to the airing didn’t pay much, so the visits to the pawnshop became more regular, because I’m not used to snuggle up in something to deny yourself. Tried to keep a diary of expenditures, but all in vain, realized: you have to earn more, not spend less. Soon I paid the first good salary of a thousand dollars. For $800 I took luxurious apartment.”
THE HOUSING PROBLEM: ANASTASIA MAKEEVA HAD TO SAVE ON CLOTHESE
Before the financial crisis, the actress took a foreign currency mortgage and bought a two-bedroom apartment in the city center.
“The joy of the purchase was overshadowed by the new size of the Bank debt, because the dollar grew before our eyes, – says Anastasia with “StarHit”. Instead of four million rubles had to pay eight. Of course, this fact could not affect my pocket. Had to cuddle, spend money only on the Essentials, and even did not talk about new clothes, and even more about the rest…
As quickly as possible to pay the debt, took the job, which previously would never have agreed. For example, led the corporate… it Was very hard, because the prices for the services of artists in response to the crisis fell, and had to work hard three times more than before. But had nowhere to go, nobody could go with me to the Bank and make the monthly payment, so cool”.
LET’S BE HONEST: ALEXANDER VASILIEV CLEANED OTHER PEOPLE’S APARTMENTS
The host of “Fashion verdict” in the early ‘ 80s, he married a Frenchwoman and was forced to leave Moscow, where he managed to become a respected person – worked as a costume designer in the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya.
“In Paris no one knew me and did not wait, – has shared with “StarHit” Alexander. To make it hard. I had to save on everything, so I was very slender. Sang in a cafe, there was washing the dishes and Windows, cleaned other people’s apartments – in General, took everything…
So lasted about two months, after which I was able to get on the field. But through this experience I got to know the price of the black work. Now I have many servants, but I will not overpay and carefully monitor how thoroughly clean in all my houses. So not to be messed with!»
THE CAR WILL START: VITALY GOGUNSKY MOVED TO METRO
For the actor and singer hard times came a few years ago, when he first tried on the status of the producer.
“Invested more than ten million rubles in a couple of projects and left stranded, – said Vitaly “StarHit”. But I did not do from this tragedy. Fortunately, I’m still alive school spirit, and I quietly went to the subway instead of a car, even soup was eaten. I’m not dependent on the money people feel comfortable and with a full purse, and even with a hundred rubles…
Of course, everything changed when she had a family, because I want my wife and daughter had the best of everything – clothes, education, recreation. Yes, and the status of the artist requires – we need to go to events, dress well. In the same jeans five parties does not appear, you need to meet.”
PATIENCE AND HARD WORK: KLARA NOVIKOVA REMAINED WITHOUT REST
The actress still can’t recover from a double blow: not only that, all the savings accumulated over a life, burned down, when in 2014 went bankrupt “Master-Bank”, and its President, a close friend of the star, was a traitor.
“He was convinced that the finances are in order, – says Clara. – And it could warn me to withdraw money from the account! Remember, he was on tour in Belarus, and called me daughter, saying that there is something with “Master-Bank” occurs, check the map. I went to the store, bought something, tried to pay did it! But after half an hour the credit card did not work…
The accumulated funds would be enough and the apartment and the car. Alas, dreams had to say goodbye. Told myself: the main thing that all are live and healthy, the rest is fixable. But it is still hard. Friends offered help, to borrow money for a car that you want to update, I refused – I was afraid not to be able to pay such a large sum. Had to work for three to re-earn at least some financial cushion. Trust after that to people…»