The singer, who recently premiered a new video for the song “bond Girl”, told about a new period in my life. Alena Apina not ceased to experiment and surprise the audience with their creativity. “StarHit” found out what was the reason for such drastic steps.
In late April, Alena Apina unveiled a new video for the track “bond Girl”, the Director who again became Aslan Akhmadov. Provocative video sparked a mixed reaction from users of social networks. While fans of the singer admire her creativity, while others criticized the star for excessive, in their opinion, the frankness. “StarHit” asked Alena’s Epinoy about why she ventured on such a bold step, what was it like filming a sex scene, but also the attitude of the daughter of the actress to her work.
Did you yourself participate in the work on the clip – as a writer, a costume designer?
Even in thoughts was not! Originally, Aslan refused to remove the video. He believed that the song is too complicated, and I don’t need another candid clip. Aslan decided that we’ve teased the people of previous work (video for the song “Proximity” – Ed.). He strongly urged me to write something native, “ubinskoe” and sincere. But I was like a rock, and wanted only “bond Girl”. Heavy fighting was a month and a half. We fought heads together like a couple of rams, but their positions did not give up. I suffered, looking for other Directors – young and experienced – but in his heart realized that they all will not… birthday Aslan I wrote him a heartbreaking congratulatory message, after which he gave up reluctantly. In these circumstances, I do not what to get involved in the creative process, but even an extra word was afraid to spook him. However, I quietly gasped and ceased to be tormented with doubts — will or not.—
What was it like filming a sex scene?
First, let’s say that the video bold and adult, but in any case not vulgar. Aslan had excellent taste, and he never crossed the line beyond which begins the vulgarity. He’s an amazing artist. Everything in this video was not made for another outrageous, and for beauty and the exacerbation of the senses. What about my participation… And if I lived a life, and so never would be removed in Frank scenes? But now I can say that in these shots there is nothing erotically sensual. On the one hand it was very fun, and with another — just physically demanding day of shooting.
Nervous I will have to undress in front of a large crew.
First, it was not so numerous, and, secondly, I knew that Aslan will not go overboard and will not shock you in the forehead and the community. Much more pepper behind the scenes. But this is not necessary anybody to see. Taken out of context of the clip frames can be adopted for a movie not for everyone… Besides, I hide nothing special. I do not have complexes about their appearance. On the contrary, I get pleasure from that up, now look this way. By his example, I wanted to encourage other women not to bury yourself ahead of time. —
Would you like to repeat this experience?
No, we twice got the “big shells” in almost one place. So I think I’ll leave now in a completely different direction, and thus again going to surprise everyone. I’m not even sure that I will cooperate with Aslan. Don’t want him tired of me and something to be disappointed too. Maybe we take a break from each other for a while, and then must again join forces.—
I can say that James bond is your ideal companion?
Not quite, if we talk about men, my preference probably can be attributed to the category of strange. My choice does not have to be beautiful, because attractive appearance of the satellite develops complexes. In addition, many people think that the representatives of the stronger sex the main thing – the word of three letters, but for me the most valuable word of the two, and that word is “mind”! Smart man — not a nerd and Nobel prize winner, and above all one who knows how to manage the unmanageable energy called “woman”. We do not know what we want! And he is smart to be ahead of the rest. I just recently found out that my favorite Director Kirill Serebrennikov almost a fan of mine. Had the audacity and asked for it in the “Gogol-center” on the birthday of the theatre. Received great pleasure from the holiday and made sure that such men as Cyril, intellectuals, creative, unpredictable, easily can break my heart. And James bond is a very predictable man. It is clear in advance that he likes, and it’s not just expensive cars, but addictions to alcoholic beverages. —
And how important to you financial situation and age?
Of course, financial solvency matters, but, on the other hand, is more reliable, when you yourself contain. And the age? I don’t think so. Three years ago I was asked to do announcements to the project “Three chord”. Then I had a nice chat Ivan Urgant, and then I talked to Gennady Khazanov and Vladimir Pozner. And all this happened on the river boat. Enclosed space, starred not starred — wait for when we dock. And that’s when I was there with Posner, I physically felt as from him, go the waves right, even indecent, “alarming” male charm. But this is a man… not dare to say that at the age of.—
Have read reviews on clip?
This time the representatives of the YouTube channel which posted the video, decided to close comments. I found out about it immediately. Opened video, not reviews found on. Arranged a debriefing and said, “I want to read everything!” When I saw the reviews of the audience, I must admit I was not very surprised. Everything is already predictable and not original: “In 50 years in these clips to play worthless”, “Get grandma off the screen”, “somebody get her that Aslan”. How do you propose to respond?.. Actually, I was most worried about the reaction to the song. I think this is one of my best work, though, and difficult to understand. Many people do not understand,and many loved her from the first note. And this is a normal reaction.
Why would you do this experiment?
I think that the main thing for an artist is to evolve and move forward, not stagnate in one and the same place many, many years. I love your repertoire, this is a piece of my life and I will always sing these songs. But the availability of my program of songs has already become popular, does not negate the fact that I have to do something else. And not necessarily in the expected “apinski” style. Imagine this year the song “the Train” marks 20 years… of Course, someone my experiments scare. Well, guys, get used to it. I don’t want to adapt to other people’s opinion and to act according to a prearranged scheme. A road to nowhere, I know.—
I wonder how you feel about criticism from strangers?
Well, when valid conclusions. And in case, if you write something like: “shame on you young a man, but to the whole country. What will tell the daughter” is a doctor. I would be interested to hear the opinion of Artur Gasparyan, Ilya Legostaeva, Alesha Ostudin, who visited the presentation of my video. Came to me really a lot of people who know music. Legostaeva, for example, liked it a lot, Gasparyan fired up to do a great interview, but Studio still want just about Lech and “seed glass”. But it is important that I not greetings from 90-x, and the subject of conversation about here and now! —
And how often do you suggest something to colleagues or loved ones?
I don’t like to criticize, and probably cannot, so I give instruction only when asked to do so… I think if a person does something, then it is fine. The worst is to do nothing, puffing with anger and to let the smoke out of your nose. That’s really awful. And when a person is searching for something and fails, the failure then grow from the experience.—
You follow what is happening in the music industry?
Of course, I like many things. We have a large number of daring beginners, sharpened not only on commercial success. I am leading a program on the radio “Moscow FM”, which meet with different artists. During the conversation with them are numerous interesting names. For example, we had Katya Pavlova from the group “Both two”. I love what they are doing. Young, sophisticated, funny… it is Quite another thing when people successfully find a spring and drink from it themselves, and all who pass by, pour on the ears all his life, and then suffer: “Why stopped drinking out of my glass, because it’s delicious?” Delicious. The only other already paved between your water pipe, and the top still did not bother to build a factory… I was previously from the category of “offended”.
What complications can arise if you decide to change?
Radio stations don’t take my songs. Seven years ago, I introduced the album, “once again about love”. All the songs were as expected from Epinay — mental, table, “sound”. But no one picked up, said I recorded some songs online now! Now, on the contrary, say, “Let’s chanson, will scare away those who love you.” As a result, I stopped sending and survive!.. And recently, I wanted to call in the program “Beans” Olga Buzova. Didn’t come because she upset with the loudspeaker. But despite the fact that it cannot be heard on FM-waves, Olga, whether you like it or not, in all charts in the first place. How so? Maybe someone considers himself too advanced to participate in the destiny such as His. I have not seen a single issue of “House-2”, and my acquaintance with Olga happened after starting her vocal career. I think Olga done: it beats looking for ogrebaet not a child… But even I, hardened and well-deserved-perezaluzhenie, and I was really out after comments to “Close”. —
In connection with your words reminded resonant story associated with collective petitions about the “old” new year gear…
I have not watch TV. Know in advance that there will see. I was invited to any shows, but on one condition. Saying that I have to sing “Train” or “Nodules”. I said, “Guys, you know how crazy that sounds?” After “Train,” I came out a few albums with not the most bad songs. And nobody knows about it. How can I reach out to the fans, if you do not have psychic abilities? —
In his “Instagrame” you wrote: “I have time to do a great stupidity.” Your experiments can be attributed to such things?
Rather, they are “perfect” present. I live them, I have every day something going on, meetings with remarkable people, and some work, which I was very surprised. Though, probably, from the point of view of female psychology that can be called “stupid”. But in another case I would be a sexless creature, and, unfortunately, I feel many women, especially aged 40 years. Because in their head it’s over, and only as a crime against nature, their actions cannot be described… you Know, recently I was at the Vakhtangov Theatre’s wonderful production “the haven”, where on the scene the Golden Fund of Soviet theatre and cinema. You should have seen Yuliy Borisov – she is 92 years old, but she looks amazing! The ticket collector recognized me, I talked to them at intermission. It turns out, Julia K. constantly wears high heels and when she is asked to change away from sin, says: “Still have time to make me wear sneakers.” I will to be!—
That is, you, no, age does not scare you?
I was afraid of him when I was 30, 40 years. Upset, really depressed. And now, in connection with the work and various life events, I have changed my attitude and realized that age doesn’t exist. But if there is, it’s always beautiful. Wear it as the order.—
Do you think to extend your beauty with plastic surgery – right?
Yes, why not, a public profession requires a person to follow him. Another thing, if it turns into an obsession. I think it’s important to look after themselves and not to disappoint the fans nor bruised, nor upset a person.
What do you do to keep yourself in good shape?
Now this is my favorite question. The answer can be found in any women’s instructive book, and each site has been written more than you need in life. Nothing new. You need to eat right, exercise, smile, read good books and communicate with interesting people. That’s all. However to adhere to such recommendations – quite a feat.—
How do you do it all to combine and care for themselves, and work on a radio, and a music career?
I have more children (Alena Apina also deals with pupils of one of schools located in the Moscow region – Approx.). They play pieces that I write… once in my life had a “swampy” condition, and I needed something to do. I was saved by music, as always. In the near future, I plan to optimize your schedule, because, of course, it is hard… Impossible to do everything, although 24 hours is so much. Need to exist in other dimensions of time. It seems to us that year – long period of time. But if you think about it, 52 weeks, and Friday are flying like bullets. And so goes the whole life. It is therefore reasonable to count the hours and minutes. —
What have you achieved by following the time management?
Over the past six months I have done more than over the past 15 years. And I think I still have a lot to worry about. I’m on my third start with a clean slate, and it’s great. It only gets more interesting.—
Your daughter Ksenia refers to such a tight schedule?
She’s an adult now, soon we will celebrate 16 years. The less now the mother interferes in her life, that’s probably better. But our family traditions has not been canceled. Every day we find time to cuddle, to kiss, to say “good morning” and “Goodnight” and to confess each other in love. I think that at her age it’s enough. If my daughter ever have any questions she can always come to me for answers.
What she plans to do in the future?
Daughter wants to be a neurosurgeon. Our house is still littered with textbooks on chemistry and biology. I must confess that for me it is the dark forest. I can’t what to talk to her, what a nightmare.—
Does your daughter for your work?
Of course, she’s my first critic. I really like my new songs, she finally relished. Daughter was calm to “Train” and “Xenia”, although for her these songs – the last century. —
How do you feel about the opinion that your new songs – a tribute to fashion?
No, in any case. It’s what’s inside me boils, gurgles and rushes out. I liked it when Victor Saltykov, leaving the presentation, said, “What the hell, well done! Need rock to play”. He’s really the kind of music he loves, and although it was branded – “Horses in apples” and all. And he was the first winner of the Leningrad rock festival, but this somehow does not speak.
You want to take part in a rock duet?
Yeah, I’ve got just the song, it’s almost done. While she has the working title “Big city”. Maybe I’ll perform it together with Nike Borzov. I really like what he’s doing now. Maybe things will change, but the Duo will definitely be coming soon…, by the way, are going to release the track “Revolution”, it is planned in the dance style.—
What would you still like to do?
I wanted to open a school, but it needs a lot of money. Now, this idea me not so bad. I would also like to make a film… In fact, each of my songs is a different story and a short film… well, I have a lot of creative ideas, but their implementation requires material investments. And a significant investment! Sad, of course. If you look at history, all our culture has always rested on the patrons and sponsors who considered it their duty to support artists and artists. But now, I think the realities have changed.