I don’t like my Russian accent. Foreigners find it very beautiful, but I don’t. I tried to muffle his, but not quite. Otherwise you would have thought that my character is, or German, or French. But it was important for me that everybody could understand that my hero is Russian. Because, a Russian artist received a big romantic role in a Hollywood film for the first time. And I won’t hide it… I am flattered.
“I try not to mix professional stuff with private stuff. I never go home in character. I don’t want people, who are close to me, to suffer from it. It’s another thing that my work lasts for whole 24 hours, without stopping. You think about your role, repeat lines to yourself, play scenes in your mind, and exist in a continuous inner dialogue. It’s almost uncontrollable.”