The folk artist was not easy in Soviet times. Then Leah Akhedzhakova had to go on stage under the whistle of the public and at the service entrance she waited for the angry audience. One of these meetings could have been tragic actress grabbed.
Secretary Verochka from “the Office romance” more than forty years on the stage of the theater “Contemporary”. Liya Akhedzhakova recalls that in Soviet times, some films and performances were never shown, but she was lucky — her work always reaches the audience. However, not all the performances perceived by the audience with enthusiasm.
For example, her first big role in “contemporary”, “Flat Columbine” Director Roman Viktyuk, turned into a major scandal.
“I crawled whistling, banging chairs, shouting “shame” and then left. Crawling remained. I also tried behind the scene to get away, but the. every time pushed, and I walked again. We with Garik Leontiev played with the whistle, when shouting! And it was on Easter. I went through the back entrance, and there stood the crowd. I said, “aren’t you ashamed? You’re such a lovely actress. How can you play?” — admitted Leah Akhedzhakova.
Leah Medzhidovna believes that if the audience did not perceive the meaning that has invested in the piece the author Lyudmila Petrushevskaya writes about relationships between men and women and ideas about love and marriage. Despite this, the actress has no regrets about such a reaction of the public, because of this production began a new page in the Soviet theatre.
“It’s been four or three seasons, and started all hands on deck for this performance it was impossible to get. But at the time, I still remember that we played “the Wall” Sasha, Galina, I left the hall, and I almost nailed the audience. I later left, after about thirty minutes. Caught me. It was a patronage performance. Not beaten, but got it! Someone all the time was tugging at me. You know, I barely escaped the stage. And also whistled, whistled,” recalls Akhedzhakova.
The actress also admitted that the film with her participation Eldar Ryazanov’s “Garage” is also could not to get in the car. To avoid this they had to work literally day and night. She said in the program “culture shock” that after the show the paintings were often met people who were enthusiastic about the ideas of the Director.
“I have for some months felt great man that I belong to this word Ryazanov, these meanings, which put Eldar. And what we broke. It was incredible! I never got on the shelf. As I carried the great. And every movie, every performance came out in the most timely, more than timely. So my life is terribly lucky. And Petrushevskaya, and Viktyuk, and Ryazanov, that’s all I have,” admitted Akhedzhakova.