Chulpan Khamatova spoke about her life in Latvia: “It's not what I'm used to, being a famous actress in Russia”


    Chulpan Khamatova spoke about her life in Latvia:

    Chulpan Khamatova

    Actress Chulpan Khamatova, who left Russia after the start of the military special operation in Ukraine and settled in Riga, gave a video interview to the Estonian portal RusDelfi and told how undergoes its assimilation in Latvia. Khamatova admitted that the move corrected her professional plans and dreams, but the opportunity to continue working is “rehabilitation” for her.

    Yes, I'm making money, and everything seems to be working out. Of course, this is not what I'm used to, being famous and probably one of the highest paid actresses in Russia. But it's okay, some new stage of life begins,

    — Khamatova said, adding that “the stress hasn't gone away” and “there is longing.” At the same time, the actress believes that reflecting on her “longing” while other people lose their home is “ridiculous”.

    Chulpan Khamatova spoke about her life in Latvia:

    Chulpan Khamatova

    She also added that at the very beginning, when the question of emigration arose, she was ready for anything: to become a taxi driver or a courier for a delivery service.

    I I could not even imagine that someday I would be able to go on stage again.

    Khamatova explained why she chose Latvia.

    Once upon a time, in 2011 or 2012, I began to think: if everything only gets worse, do I have a backup option? Latvia gives a temporary residence permit if you buy land. I bought land and even built a house in a few years. It so happened that it was the cheapest, what I could afford.

    Khamatova also did not judge those who were already returning from emigration to Russia.

    It's hard for me to say, it's really a difficult test. Everyone is responsible for himself and makes his own choice.

    The actress spoke about her first premiere, the performance of Alvis Hermanis “Postscript”, at the New Riga Theater, in which she now serves instead of the capital's “Contemporary”.

    It was my rehabilitation after a rather hard landing in the changed reality. The children went to school. In general, there is a feeling that maybe even enough strength to live on,

    — the actress confessed.

    Chulpan Khamatova spoke about her life in Latvia:

    Khamatova said that she attends Latvian language classes. She also added that after February 24 and the move, she forgot how to plan.

    Suddenly it turned out that all this could disappear in one second. Probably, this is still some kind of internal trauma, which is why I am afraid to plan now. I used to plan a vacation a year in advance — before I ran out of one, I was already planning another just in case. And now I suddenly discovered that my vacation will begin, and I don’t even understand what to do in it,

    — Khamatova said.

    Khamatova's repertoire now also includes a one-man show “Orpheus”, which she will soon present in Tallinn. According to the actress, this is a “very personal program” of poems that “help to live.”


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