I saw how artists are paid envelopes for participating in festivals and concerts. A few years ago, People's Artist of Russia Igor Sklyar paid $ 10,000 for a song at the closing of the festival in Minsk, Listopad. But until recently, she believed that participants in talk shows on the channels Russia and the First talk about their lives for free. Of course, they are paid for travel, lunch. But trading in the innermost is still unnatural, isn't it? It’s one thing when this beggar makes a beggar in a wheelchair from Nevsky Prospekt - the USSR trampoline champion Elena Slipachenko (the heroine of Andrei Malakhov’s program Let them talk). Another thing is when the healthy, famous, caressed by folk love - the owners of mansions, yachts, limousines.
By the way, I personally spoke with Elena Slipachenko, whom I met on Nevsky Prospekt in September 2018 when I arrived at the Message to a Man festival, and she named the amount of the fee for her participation, as well as told about the deception:
- I was paid 700 thousand rubles. But the main thing they did not keep their promise. I AM, disabled person of the 1st group, agreed to go to Moscow (it is physically and morally difficult for me) for the operation on the spine, which Andrei Malakhov promised me, but, alas, Elena Slipachenko admitted. The Soviet champion spoke about the fraud of the crew on "Let them talk":
- In my apartment on Nevsky there was no such devastation, as they showed in their broadcast. The film crew itself peeled off the wallpaper, filled the refrigerator with some muck from the garbage that I supposedly eat, ”said 55-year-old Elena.
A frequent guest with Andrei Malakhov is the widow of Lenkom star Nikolai Karachentsov, actress Lyudmila Porgina, according to her friend and producer Maxim Fedorov, “received 30 thousand rubles for the show”:
- When Nikolai Petrovich was alive, she was paid 100 thousand rubles or more for participating in a talk show, but after the death of Karachentsov much less. But Lyudmila Petrovna does not go to TV today for the sake of money. She wants people to not forget Nikolai Petrovich, yes, and the acting nature draws her to public statements, - Maxim Fedorov told NI.
God is the judge of Lyudmila Porgina. But when the honored artist of Tatarstan, Marat Basharov, earns money from beating up his wife on NTV broadcasts, and his wife takes money for talking about his bruises received from the former, it’s “no way”. The actor of the Moscow Art Theater named after Gorky Nikolai Sakharov, who was repeatedly “for an idea” so to speak, participated in the programs of Malakhov and Borisov (in particular, he participated as an opponent of Porgina in the shows dedicated to Karachentsov), told NI:
- Basharov's fee for the participation in the Secret to a Million show is more than a million, and Ekaterina Arkharova, believe me, didn’t come to Dmitry Borisov to talk about how bad her ex-husband is for free. The most paradoxical “Basharov will now enrich Arkharova with these post-transfers, then she will squeeze out part of his fee (out of a million or more that he received for revelations on NTV), or all, and the matter will not reach the court,” the actor shared with his assumptions. The acting environment is called Robin Hood (for the main role of the noble robber in the film Robin Hood's Arrow).
And now I will tell about worthy Actresses who are not sold even for a lot of money. At the end of 2019, a frequent guest of the show on the First and Channel Russia 1 was the lawyer Larisa Shirokaya (by the way, the personal lawyer of another talk show regular Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya) through me, the former press secretary of the Moscow Art Theater named after Gorky, who has access to recluse Tatyana Doronina after her expulsion from the post of artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater named after Gorky, negotiated an interview with the legend Dmitry Borisov for his exclusive program. The amount of the fee was named - 500 thousand rubles. According to Larisa Shirokoy, one of the deputies Konstantin Ernst was ready to come home to Tatyana Vasilyevna to to persuade. But Tatyana Doronina unequivocally said: "No". Refused to participate in the show of Andrei Malakhov, People's Artist of Russia Irina Muravyova. She was offered 700 thousand rubles. This was personally told to me by a film expert, a good friend of Irina Muravyeva, Vyacheslav Shmyrov - Irina Vadimovna - a very worthy person. During her life she gave a couple of interviews from strength and didn’t talk about anyone badly, Vyacheslav Shmyrov noted.
European movie star Beatra Tyszkiewicz called the autobiographical book Not All For Sale. In May 2006, at the World Book Fair in Warsaw (held in the Stalin High-Rise building), I talked with Mrs. Beata (she presented the book). The actress explained to me the name of her book and life position: "Do not trade in an acting name":
- Not everything is for sale - my contrast to the name Polish film Everything for sale, dedicated to the memory of Zbigniew Tsibulsky. Tsibulsky was unable to jump into the car on the go and died under the wheels of the Wroclaw-Warsaw fast train. In this train rode Marlene Dietrich, with whom he wanted to meet. I remember very well that terrible January day of 1967, when the life of a 39-year-old actor ended. Andrzej Wajda (Beata's ex-husband) and I were in London. In the evening, Roman Polanski called our hotel and announced the tragic death of Zbyshek. It was mysticism. Wajda could not accept the death of Tsibulsky. I remember he then said: "He has to receive a film from me". And he began work on the painting "Everything for Sale."
I knew Tsibulsky long before I married Vaida. Zbyshek was already a star, but his fame did not change. He remained himself, continued to test and educate himself. He then had a dangerous hobby: to go to the station, to the far platform, so that at the last moment when the train is already moving, instantly run across to the desired platform, and jump into the train, which is already picking up speed in the direction of Warsaw. He called it to "keep fit". He risked his life in order to be in good shape. For me, Zbigniew is an example of a person who was not able to trade himself, said Beata Tyszkiewicz.