Thursday, February 13, 2014

Danila Kozlovsky Interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets

Translated from Russian to English via @kapsya72:

Danila Kozlovsky continues the expansion of Russian actors to the West. Recently it was held the American premiere of “Vampire Academy” – the first part of the film adaptation of the bestselling author Richelle Mead, in which Kozlovsky played one of the main roles, Dimitri Belikov, the son of a vampire and a human woman, such called dhampirs. Dimitri works in the Academy as a mentor of real vampires and younger dhampirs. In particular, he protects two friends – Rosemarie and Lissa. On the eve of the film’s release in theaters, Kozlovsky met with MK to talk about the Hollywood experience, difficulties of translation and working with Olga Kurylenko, who became famous after her big role in “Quantum of Solace”.

Danila, tell us your secret of how best to overcome the language barrier?
I am afraid my secret is quite boring: I just learned the language.

You spent many nights with a textbook?
Not only the evenings. Basically, if I had a free five minutes, I devoted to their pursuits. Sometimes it is more effective than two hours of frustration. There are several stages of language learning. The first is the most difficult, when you’re bored and you’re struggling to overcome boredom. Second – when you start to get better, it seems to you, what you’re saying, but actually you are still not doing it. And the third stage is when you suddenly realize that you can talk. And you begin to enjoy the fact that you can formulate fairly complex thoughts, even to joke. Every newly learned word brings joy that you used to understand with difficulty before. And you really can’t wait for the evening, to sit back and learn the language, because it’s very interesting.

According to the plot, you’re a Dhampir. You have no fangs, and you don’t drink blood. Then what’s the buzz? I thought that first of all in vampire movies, actors liked the opportunity to aesthetically bite someone’s neck.
Firstly, this is wonderful mythology conceived and written by Richelle Mead, in which it is interesting to live. Secondly, the role itself is interesting. The guy lives a long time in America, but he remains Russian in the mental sense, in some fundamental things. It’s very nice that Richelle has established him as a man who loves, falls in love, is passionate. He is a hero in general. He is a man who educates, protects and saves. He is wonderful in all its manifestations. To play such a character is much nicer than to just suck the blood of someone’s neck even if it is impregnated with good perfume.

The film tells the story of contemporary America, but you filmed it in England.
It was really nice there. London is a lovely city. Although it was not easy in the first two weeks. For some reason I thought that it was going to be warm, but it was cold outside, plus 12. I brought only summer clothes. Now you say, “Oh, what’s the problem! He froze in London!” And the truth is, it was harder for me to cope with the new situation: the language, the shooting ground, the people around me. All of this was new to me. I experienced the first stress already at the airport, when I went to the passport control, and heard… (followed by several non-translatable sounds with a strong British accent. – MK.). And you don’t understand: is this English? And the driver is Englishman there. The director is an American. One producer is American of Indian origin. The other producer is Scottish. The third producer is pure American from somewhere in the South. Stuntmen were from the North. This is the complete mixture of accents, dialects. And nobody pays attention to the fact that English is not your native language. There were only two people who forgave me for my bad English. Those were my wonderful dialect coach, and a young girl who had Italian parents. Apparently, she just knew how difficult it is for a foreigner in a similar situation. On the other hand, they should not have to do me favors. Since now you got involved – so come on, work.


What language you spoke with Olga Kurylenko?
We spoke Russian when we were alone. And when we spoke in the presence of the Western comrades, then in English. She is a very good actress. Simply wonderful. In another case, Terrence Malick would not have invited her for his film. I think she did everything great, brightly, funny in this movie. I remember our first scene: we needed to keep a straight face. We played a conflict between us: she is the evil headmistress, and I must protect the girls. But she was so funny at this point that I was difficult to hold back. And, of course, she is very beautiful.


12 comments:

Handbags Louisvuitton said...

nike shoes, Cheap Jordans,Cheap Jordan Shoes,Cheap Air Max,Cheap Free Run Shoes,nike shoes,nike outlet,nike factory,nike store,nike factory outlet,nike outlet store,cheap nike shoes,nike sneakers, toms outlet, toms outlet,tom shoes,toms shoes outlet,tom shoes,toms wedges,cheap toms,toms.com, air jordan, air jordan,jordan shoes,cheap jordans,air jordans,jordan retro,air jordan shoes,jordans,jordan 11,jordan xx9,jordan 6,new jordans,retro jordans,jordan retro 11,jordan 5,air jordan 11,jordans for sale,jordan 4,jordan 1,jordan future,jordan 3,jordan 12,michael jordan shoes,air jordan retro, cheap jordans, cheap jordans,cheap jordan shoes,cheap jordan,cheap jordans for sale,jordans for cheap,jordan shoes,jordans,air jordan,jordan retro,jordan 11,jordan xx9,jordan 6,new jordans,air jordans,retro jordans,jordan retro 11,jordan 5,air jordan 11,jordans for sale,jordan 4,jordan 1,jordan future,jordan 3,jordan 12,michael jordan shoes,air jordan shoes,air jordan retro, jordan retro, jordan retro,jordan shoes,air jordan,air jordans,retro jordans,air jordan retro,jordans,jordan 11,jordan xx9,jordan 6,new jordans,cheap jordans,jordan retro 11,jordan 5,air jordan 11,jordans for sale,jordan 4,jordan 1,jordan future,jordan 3,jordan 12,michael jordan shoes,air jordan shoes, air max 90, air max 90,nike air max 90,air max 95,air max 2014,air max 2013,air max 1,nike air max,air max,nike air max 2014,airmax,nike air max 2013, air max 95, air max 95,nike air max 95,air max 90,nike air max 90,air max 2013,nike air max,air max,air max 2014,nike air max 2014,airmax,nike air max 2013, nike free 5.0, nike free 5.0, nike free trainer 5.0,nike free run 5.0,free running 2,nike free run,nike free,free running,nike running shoes,nike free trainer,free runs,free run 5.0, omega watches, omega watches,omega watch,replica watches,rolex watches,replica omega watches,rolex,watches for men,watches for women,rolex watches for sale,rolex replica,rolex watch,cartier watches,rolex submariner,fake rolex,rolex replica watches,replica rolex, ralph lauren outlet, ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,polo ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren,ralph lauren,polo ralph,polo shirts,ralphlauren.com,polo outlet,ralph lauren polo, oakley sunglass, swarovski crystal

Handbags Louisvuitton said...

oakley sunglasses,cheap oakley,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley sunglasses cheap,oakley outlet,oakley sunglasses outlet,oakley vault,oakleys,oakley.com,sunglasses outlet,cheap sunglasses,oakley prescription glasses,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley store,fake oakley,oakley sale,cheap oakleys,discount oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, Ray Ban Sunglasses,Ray Ban Outlet,Ray Ban Sale,Cheap Ray Bans,Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses,ray ban sunglasses outlet,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,ray-ban,raybans,ray ban wayfarer,ray-ban sunglasses,raybans.com,rayban sunglasses,cheap ray ban, burberry, burberry,burberry outlet,burberry outlet online,burberry factory outlet,burberry sale,burberry handbags, chanel bags, chanel bags,chanel handbags,chanel sunglasses,chanel outlet,chanel purses,chanel handbags official site, coach outlet store, coach outlet,coach outlet store,coach outlet store online,coach outlet stores,coach factory outlet,coach factory,coach factory online,coach factory outlet online,coach outlet online, chaussures louboutin, louboutin,louboutin pas cher,christian louboutin,louboutin chaussures,louboutin soldes,chaussure louboutin,chaussures louboutin,chaussure louboutin pas cher,louboutin france, sac michael kors, michael kors,sac michael kors,michael kors sac,michael kors pas cher,sac michael kors pas cher,michael kors france, north face outlet, north face outlet,the north face,north face,the north face outlet,north face jackets,north face jackets clearance,northface, yoga pants, yoga pants,lululemon,lululemon outlet,lululemon athletica,lululemon addict,lulu lemon,lulu.com,lululemon.com, beats by dre, beats by dre,beats headphones,beats audio,beats by dr dre,beats by dre headphones,dr dre,dre beats,beats by dr,dr dre beats,dre headphones,beats by dr. dre,cheap beats, ferragamo, ferragamo,salvatore ferragamo,ferragamo shoes,ferragamo outlet,salvatore ferragamo outlet,ferragamo belts,ferragamo belt,ferragamo outlet, nike blazer, nike blazer,blazer nike,nike blazer pas cher,Chaussures Nike Blazer,Nike Blazer Femme, nike air force, swarovski

Handbags Louisvuitton said...

nike air force,air force,nike air force 1,nike air force one,air force one nike,air force 1,air force one, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet,michael kors handbags,michael kors uk,michael kors,michael kors,michael kors bags, cheap jerseys, cheap jerseys,nfl jerseys,cheap nfl jerseys,jerseys from china,cheap jerseys from china, cheap nfl jerseys, NFL Jerseys,Nike NFL Jerseys,NBA Jerseys,Soccer Jersey,NHL Jerseys,Baseball Jerseys,Custom Jersey,Youth Jerseys,Women Jerseys,NCAA Jerseys,cheap jerseys,cheap nfl jerseys,basketball jerseys,jerseys,hockey jerseys, jerseys from china, jerseys from china,cheap jerseys from china,nfl jerseys,cheap jerseys,cheap nfl jerseys,jerseys,baseball jerseys,nba jerseys,hockey jerseys,basketball jerseys, burberry uk, burberry, timberland boots uk, timberland, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses cheap, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry outlet, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, christian louboutin, louboutin outlet, louboutin, louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet, gucci outlet, prada handbags, prada outlet, longchamp outlet, longchamp handbags, longchamp handbags

Handbags Louisvuitton said...

jordan shoes, nike shoes, tiffany and co, tiffany and co, air max, air max, nike free, chanel handbags, kate spade outlet, kate spade handbags, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet stores, louis vuitton handbags, coach outlet, coach factory outlet, coach outlet store online, coach purses, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, air max, air max pas cher, air jordan, nike free pas cher, nike roshe run, sac longchamp, longchamp, polo ralph lauren, sac louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton, louboutin, michael kors pas cher, sac burberry, oakley pas cher, ray ban pas cher, hollister, sac hermes, vans pas cher, timberland, new balance pas cher, converse pas cher, north face, nike tn, polo lacoste, nike blazer, air force, sac guess, vanessa bruno

Handbags Louisvuitton said...

louis vuitton, hogan outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors, michael kors, lululemon outlet online, louis vuitton uk, hollister, north face, mulberry, ralph lauren, nike air max, air max, nike free, abercrombie and fitch, barbour, nike roshe, nike trainers, nike huarache, longchamp, hollister, vans shoes, nike roshe run, mac cosmetics, abercrombie and fitch, birkin bag, north face outlet, north face jackets, new balance shoes, reebok outlet, lululemon outlet, nfl jerseys, rolex watches, wedding dresses, beats by dre, mont blanc, ferragamo shoes, giuseppe zanotti, instyler, babyliss pro, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, insanity workout, ghd, bottega veneta, valentino shoes, herve leger, asics running shoes, soccer shoes, soccer jerseys, celine handbags, p90x

Handbags Louisvuitton said...

jimmy choo outlet, uggs, ugg boots clearance, ugg, ugg pas cher, ugg boots, canada goose, canada goose jackets, canada goose outlet, canada goose, canada goose, canada goose uk, moncler, moncler outlet, moncler, moncler, hollister clothing store, air max, baseball bats, iphone 6 cases, timberland boots, moncler, ugg, oakley, louboutin, ralph lauren, hollister, air max, vans, converse, gucci, ray ban, converse shoes, lancel, toms shoes, moncler, canada goose, moncler, montre homme, karen millen, supra shoes, juicy couture outlet, juicy couture outlet, coach outlet store online, wedding dresses, rolex watches, hollister, louis vuitton, ugg, pandora jewelry, pandora charms, pandora charms, links of london, thomas sabo

ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 07.07
michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, burberry, kate spade outlet, tiffany and co, nike outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, nike free, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet, kate spade handbags, longchamp outlet, burberry outlet online, michael kors, coach outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, nike air max, longchamp, prada handbags, louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, tiffany jewelry, louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, replica watches, coach outlet, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, prada outlet, gucci outlet, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, louboutin, coach factory outlet

ninest123 Ninest said...

hollister, true religion jeans, north face, vans pas cher, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, sac guess, true religion jeans, longchamp pas cher, sac longchamp, air max, air jordan pas cher, lululemon, new balance pas cher, nike roshe run, nike air max, lacoste pas cher, coach purses, tn pas cher, hollister pas cher, nike free, michael kors, ralph lauren uk, true religion jeans, michael kors, converse pas cher, true religion outlet, timberland, vanessa bruno, hogan, hermes, north face, nike blazer, mulberry, louboutin pas cher, air force, burberry, michael kors, ray ban uk, ray ban pas cher

ninest123 Ninest said...

valentino shoes, jimmy choo shoes, babyliss, mcm handbags, ferragamo shoes, nfl jerseys, nike roshe, bottega veneta, birkin bag, longchamp, hollister, mont blanc, nike roshe, herve leger, north face outlet, celine handbags, reebok shoes, ghd, soccer shoes, wedding dresses, beats by dre, chi flat iron, abercrombie and fitch, new balance, nike trainers, mac cosmetics, north face outlet, asics running shoes, lululemon, p90x workout, nike air max, nike free run uk, instyler, insanity workout, soccer jerseys, vans shoes, abercrombie and fitch, giuseppe zanotti, nike huarache, nike air max

ninest123 Ninest said...

thomas sabo, wedding dresses, vans, swarovski, louboutin, lancel, converse outlet, coach outlet, converse, timberland boots, gucci, juicy couture outlet, nike air max, pandora charms, hollister, pandora charms, baseball bats, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, montre pas cher, replica watches, oakley, ray ban, juicy couture outlet, hollister, links of london, toms shoes, iphone 6 cases, nike air max, hollister, supra shoes, ralph lauren, swarovski crystal, karen millen
ninest123 07.07

Liu Liu said...

nike nfl jerseys
Christian Louboutin Sale
christian louboutin outlet store
nfl uniforms
Christian Louboutin Online
2015 hot jerseys
Christian Louboutin uk

Diara Dominy said...

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet! Salsala-salsa.com Samwithans.com Dralmeyda.com