Vitaly Solomin in the frame and behind the scenes.
The most famous works of Vitaly Solomin began roles in the films “the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson”, “Winter cherry”, “Bat”, “Silva” and others. Charming, enthusiastic and good-natured on screen, in life he was very different. His friends and family say that behind the scenes he was often sullen, secretive, relentless and cruel. However, the same shy, as in many of his films.
Vitaly Solomin in the frame and behind the scenes: why charming Dr. Watson called the Stone Flower
Yuri and Vitaly Straw
They say because of the complicated nature of Vitaly Solomin even had a conflict with a sibling, not less famous actor Yuri Solomin. In all the interviews Yuri refused to talk about my brother. Their families do not communicate with each other. The audience is constantly compared brothers, although the reasons for jealousy or competition between them never arose – both were equally talented, successful and popular.
Andrei Konchalovsky says that Vitaly Solomin was an introvert and had difficulty in communication. For that he got his nickname Stone Flower. When Dr. Watson it was necessary for the script to kiss the heroine, the process has stalled – Solomin could not overcome shyness. Perhaps it is because of the duality of the character the actor is equally well managed and comedic and dramatic roles.
The role that brought the actor the all-Union popularity was the role of Dr. Watson. At first Vitaly Solomin and Vasily Livanov on the set were broken – both were distinguished by strength of character and stubbornness, both played leading roles in the movie and thought it necessary to explain to the Director and each other their vision of certain scenes. But in the process they turned into a real tandem, and then they themselves and members of their families had a warm friendly relationship. Vasily Livanov says: “In relation to life, we coincide in a lot of ways. Vitaly shared with me deeply personal experiences, and I think he’s with anyone else these experiences are not shared”.
Most of my life living with one woman – Mary Leonidovo, the actor still has not been constant. The wife admits that twice she had to forgive his infidelity. In many ways, the actor repeated the fate of his character from the “Winter cherry”: he, too, fell in love, married, and also did not dare to leave the family. Solomin had two have a whirlwind romance with the actress. The wife is not only forgiven, but justified the husband said that it was for him a source of inspiration.
While Solomin was not able to show their feelings, especially in humans. The family was demanding, dogmatic and uncompromising, dictated terms and expected unquestioning obedience. He insisted that his wife left the acting profession. With this condition he set when he proposed. “Make money, make a life and was considered his duty. And mine is to make all members of the family home. We had a Domostroy, but by mutual consent,” – says Maria. And once, when the wife after work was delayed for a conversation with a friend and was not warned about this, Solomin threw her down the stairs and slammed the door in front of her nose.
However, demanding the actor was not only to friends, but first and foremost to himself: suffering from high blood pressure, Solomin did not spare himself until his last day came on stage. In his latest play “the Wedding Krechinsky” he sang, danced and even sat on the twine! He said he wants to die on stage, as Andrei Mironov. Unfortunately, almost happened. On April 24, 2002, the actor was barely able to finish the first act and at intermission he was carried off stage on his hands. Doctors diagnosed a stroke about a month Solomin was in the hospital and died on may 27.
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