The actress spoke about the traditions in the family and the relations in the team. According to Ekaterina Morgunova, humor helps her to settle disputes that arise with a spouse, as well as easier to relate to life’s challenges.
The star of the show “Once in Russia” on TNT Ekaterina Morgunova very tight schedule: shooting tour, participation in concerts of KVN. “StarHit” managed to catch the artist during her stay in his hometown of Pyatigorsk and to talk about family traditions, relationships with her husband-comedian Leonid and funny situations that happened with her and her colleagues.
How often come to parents in Pyatigorsk?
I love to be home. We have a wonderful tradition in the family. Always going for weddings, birthdays and other big occasions or simply for my arrival. —
You’re not just talking about his roots: Georgian, Armenian… But still, there is blood in you anymore?
Probably, I feel more Georgian. But traditions, education and customs in Armenian families are not much different. When I was with my husband in Georgia, feel comfortable. The people are very congenial. Moreover, I had a Georgian last name most of my life. (Approx. ed’s maiden name Katie – Utmelidze).
Were there any traditions, canons, typical of the Georgian family, which you tried to teach a child?
First, from an early age explained that it is necessary to respect their elders. Secondly, instilled a point of view that the man is the head of a family. Husband glad that he had such a wife.—
He decides everything for you two?
Partly. But we always consult each other. Situations when it does not take into account my opinion, is almost not there. But the last word always behind it. Sounds about right to me.
There are times when you want to leave from her husband to stay separately? After all, you spend a lot of time together off the project, “Russo Turisto”…
Not so much. We never got tired from each other. But, if I want to go to the event, and he is not eager, then calmly allow it. But I don’t want to get out without Laziness.—
Husband is jealous?
I do not know. Maybe he just doesn’t show it. I feel that Leon trusts me. We do not monitor every step of each other. We have a similar kind of activity. If I go to another city for a week, it doesn’t mean that I’ll be there to walk.—
Does the sense of humor in a relationship?
Of course. Many disputes are solved this way. This helps to avoid conflicts. We can “disperse” any situation to the ridiculous.—
That is, “make the brain” it’s not about you?
No, most likely, do not. Rather, the husband is not complaining.
Probably, you spoil the wife with some Georgian dishes?
Well, I don’t really know how to cook. Yes, soup cook. Husband loves has first. Even the soup had learned to do that.
Had to learn culinary skills, and when they began to live together?
Yes, I have a job that I am often traveling, so I want to eat something quick to fry potatoes, boil sausages, to reheat semi-finished products. When we are together at home, I cook. —
Usually each of you do a lot of touring…
Yes, but in Pyatigorsk love to come along. Lenny has a great relationship with my parents. Here we are fed, of course, to the slaughter. Mom and grandma a good cook, and dad – great Barbecuing.—
Not afraid to get better after such visits?
I do not threaten. I eat a lot, including at night, but this does not affect the figure. The husband cares more. Says: “Here, again, after a visit to your parents ‘will”.
Make him lose weight?
He decides to throw off the excess, following the food. This in Pyatigorsk his stuff. I don’t tell him that.—
Soon you will have anniversary of wedding. How are you going?
We want to be in this moment in Pyatigorsk. It’s warm in here, around friends and family, tasty feed. Moreover, there was our wedding. And it’s great every year to re-take in the atmosphere. —
There are some family traditions? Maybe my husband Breakfast in bed bring?
No, I get up late. He wakes up early.—
And what surprises do to each other? Maybe as a gift was to be able to pass on the skydiving?
No, I just jumped. It was my dream. Thanks to our show on the travel, I managed to implement it. I did it in the summer club, which is located in Luxembourg, a few kilometers from the city. I got a great instructor, with whom I even had any ideas about how to change your mind. Everything was great, jumped from 4000 meters. I’d like to repeat, but only if there is an experienced specialist. Need maximum insurance. If to speak about extreme gifts, it was not like this. We usually consult on such matters. And then give him the thing, and turns out that was not necessary. I usually show Lena what you want.
It happens that the husband is not enough spoils you?
No, this does not happen, spoils and gifts, and attention. We often go somewhere, to a restaurant, a café, on a walk. The romance in the relationship is preserved. —
Have you ever wondered about the new addition to the family?
Of course, the plan is there. We monitor the health of, and actively planned the appearance of the baby. “As soon as possible,” the always say.—
When my husband was in “Russo Turisto”, how did you feel in the role of colleagues?
We have worked, but we are comfortable. Often consult and help each other. It’s great, because we have many new, shared experiences from different countries. For example, Cambodia was shocked by the fact that many people live almost in poverty. A family with a bunch of kids can huddle in a boat on the river, but to be happy. —
You’re addicted to social networks?
Can’t say I forget to check sometimes the messages direct. My husband with that much more order. —
In the show “Once in Russia” your character is very peculiar, sometimes throwing tantrums. In real life, too, can shouting and quarreling
Off stage, I rarely raise my voice. Even if there is misunderstanding, I do not have tantrums. All the cries I leave in the show. Usually I can ponudet. Speak calmly, but some people hate this behavior even more. Similar situations happen in our team at work. Olga Bartunkova sometimes there are creative disputes. —
And how do they happen? Olga listens to you?
As a rule, everyone remains at the opinion. When preparing for the WHC, then we have the controversy is serious enough. But we are forgiving. I try not to hoard emotions in yourself, splash out them. —
When there are difficult situations, do you feel the support of colleagues?
Of course, we have a real mutual. We are together for a long time, therefore, there is a fairly close relationship outside of the game. When all are in Pyatigorsk, you can just pick up. She will cook delicious food, and we’ll have a great time. —
Olga herself is also with you enjoying the food? After all, she recently lost a lot of weight…
Now she is actively keeping fit, so will see how we eat. She has a big willpower. —
When I went on tour, did you find that lost Luggage or had other stressful situation?
Of course. Mike Stognienko often left without a suitcase. Things the other guys are flying along with them, and his suitcase is often lost. We place the bets, a game. Misha talking for a long time, it initially was a good friend of my husband. Recently, the team went to Dubai. Of course, I was under the impression from the city itself. We had planned one concert, so there was even time to go to the beach. I was burned badly because of not putting on sunscreen. —
Once you dream to be a fashion designer, right now there thought to again take up sewing?
Yet, as the need to devote a lot of time. When I came to College, I really liked it. Eventually won the WHC. Still love to choose clothes to go shopping. I love beautiful shoes but I have nowhere to wear them. As a rule, rehearsals need comfortable shoes, but in heels I’m just tired. While students in Pyatigorsk wore dresses, skirts and heels. Arriving in Moscow, I always wondered why in the capital, all the girls wear the pants and jeans. Now it’s what I do. My friends-students also loved beautiful things. Nobody competed with each other, the fans all had a lot.
When you started to show in televised, have you got more attention from different people?
Yes, learned on the street, of course. Sometimes are suitable to be photographed, no inadequate fans are not met. —
How do you spend free time?
Honestly, I love just to stay home, sleep, gain strength. Sometimes husband and I go for a walk in the nearby Park. Also love to travel, particularly in Europe. We like cozy streets, small houses, balconies with pretty flower boxes. Once filming scenes in Bangkok, but in this town we did not like. —
Your wishes always come true?
Basically, Yes. I just keep in mind what you dream. Wanted to jump with a parachute – has come true, dream about how to be at the concert Zemfira has got on it. The ticket for the performance – it was a gift from my husband. —
Someone in your family is responsible for the budget? Do you remember your first earning?
We have no separation, together everything is solved. Early in my career I was sewing coats, but very slow and laborious, which is totally not like the employer. My salary was 6,000 rubles. I did everything carefully, and paid me less than the others. Then I realized that it is better to do something else.