Sergei Bezrukov: “Godunov was not a bloodthirsty tyrant!”


Сергей Безруков: «Годунов не был кровожадным тираном!»
Sergei studied the history of the XVI—XVII centuries.

Сергей Безруков: «Годунов не был кровожадным тираном!»

Some episodes of the series filmed on the historic nature

Photo: Press service of the TV channel “Russia”

Sergei studied the history of the XVI—XVII centuries and even learned to write on wax tablets, to the TV series for the TV channel “Russia to” play Boris Godunov. The first in Russia, the king elected the Zemsky Sobor, had a reputation as a treacherous poisoner, he is, in fact, introduced serfdom… “We advise historians, I read a lot of documents, stresses Bezrukov. — Well, wasn’t Godunov bloodthirsty tyrant!

Сергей Безруков: «Годунов не был кровожадным тираном!»

Marriage Godunov (Sergei Bezrukov) Maria Skuratova (Svetlana Khodchenkova) was one of the steps on his way to the Imperial throne

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Сергей Безруков: «Годунов не был кровожадным тираном!»

Ill Oprichnik Malyuta Skuratov (Viktor Sukhorukov) and the cunning courtier shuiski (Andrey Merzlikin)

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A family man, a godly man, doubted, whether he be in the Kremlin” In the series included and the marriage of Boris to the daughter of the Oprichnik Malyuta Skuratov Maria (Svetlana Khodchenkova), and Godunov’s ascension to the throne, and his sudden death.

The share of the heroine of Anna Kovalchuk — Mary Livonian — had the difficult woman’s fate

Photo: Inna Fomina

The film also played by Sergei Makovetsky (Ivan the terrible), Andrew Merzlikin (shuiski), Anna Mikhalkov (Irina Godunova). More than 40 years of waiting Malyuta Viktor Sukhorukov: “was I supposed to play it in the graduation performance — did not work, asked for this role in Lungin — no luck…” Anna Kovalchuk sympathize with her character Maria Livonian: “It was early given in marriage in a foreign land, she was widowed and lived in poverty, but she is not allowed home because of possible claims to the throne. When Maria came back and met a new love, her wedding day was imprisoned in the monastery”.

Actors celebrate great costumes (they were made in Turkey according to ancient technology of manufacture of brocade) and sets: boyar chambers from foam and plywood 60 of props, 12 architects and painters 26 “built” inside the former factory halls. “It was very cold — admitted Kovalchuk. But we worked in loose sundresses for easy pogoditi warm things.”



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