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54 | / : ling two-hour show, and I was wearing a mask. I felt like a real actor when I felt I had theattentionof all thosekids. I also listened towhat children say in the audience: some are thrilled, someone nags their grandma to go home because they are bored, or I hear a third voice saying: what is this fool doing?! For me, Puž is the best theatre in our country and around the world. I’MNOT AVIP Actors donot havePRagents,managers, chau eurs... As long as you can meet actors as a passerby, there is no VIP status. When I encountered Dragan Nikolić on the street as a boy, I was so happy and excited. Hewas unreal tome, thenwe acted together in “Montevideo”. After many years, it happened to me that some boy recognised me on the street and hid with his mumdue to nerves. I approached and greetedhim. I don’t play the starwho’s late and acts like a spoilt kid. I’m not a star, I have too many rounded ends. IF I COULDMANAGE WITHOUT AMOBILE I y fromset toset, fromshowtoshow. I make good money, nothing epochal. I don’twant anything to impose itself onme as a lifestyle. I’m sorry that I have amobile phone. All thebiggest faces inmybusiness don’t have mobile phones. I want to be a guest ona showas adudewith sunglasses andnot as a“chav”. Everyone canwear the same model of shades in a di erent way. THEATRE ASTRAINING It means something tome to perform in the theatre almost every day as a kind of training.Thereare top lmactorswhodon’t need the theatre, like SrđanTodorović, but I’mnot one of those. I’ve always tried to act both in lmand theatre. Actorsmakemoney from lms, while the theatre gives them the training to deal with acting in the best possible way on every acting scene. I love theBelgradeDramaTheatre, our theatreon the‘Cross’[Belgrade’sRedCrossneighbourhood], I love that part of town, where I live. I’d love to perfect my English and perform in Hollywood. I’m sure I wouldn’t be a worse actor than theirs. During the shooting for Montevideo I met Armand Assanti, who admitted that we’re not lacking talent here compared to their actors, while many areevenbetter thanthem. Itwouldbemagni cent, for example, toplay insomesequel tothe lmTheGodfather. I lovetheactingof DanielDay-Lewis,JoaquinPhoenix,GaryOldman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro et al. LOVER OF CLASSICS I wouldn’t work in an o ce, if I didn’t have to, I’d rather drive a taxi or restore classic cars if I didn’t have xed working hours. I have an ochre-coloured “Beetle” from 1966. I bought it with the rst royalty payment from Montevideo and would never sell it. MUM JELENA ANDDAD RADOJICA MumJelena is gentle, wonderful. She was a folk dancer, along with dad, in the Kolo ensemble. Dad Radojica was an unbelievable guy. At the age of 14 he became the chief of the dancers. As leader of the Kolo folk ensemble, he toured the whole world and only hasn’t been to Argentina. He was capable of making a miracle from just a few ingredients. He returned from the road in March 2019 and died from a heart attack on the street that same day. We had a tacit agreement not to speak to one another about work too much. I recently cried at a rehearsal when I remembered my dad. BOLE AND LEA I kiss my dogs on the muzzle when I see them; they are among the strongest things that can strike a man. I have two of them - Bole and Lea. We have a big yard. I have also travelledup to 200 kilometres to adopt a dog, I’m always sorry to see them alone and abandoned. SHEWHO CARESSESMY SOUL Earlier I hadmorenormal relationships, withlotsoftrustandagreement.Thereisnone of that today. And fakery is easier. We need someonetotolerateourneeds. Icomehome fromworkandsometimeswish that noone will ask me anything for hours. I need my freedom. I’ve always been airy - I’m Gemini-Libra. I have no need to be a Latin seducer, I’vebeenthroughall sortsanddon’tneed toprovemyself. I don’t have a list of adoring fansforoneeachday.Mytasteinwomenhas changed. It feels nice when someone looks at me in love, caresses my soul. It’s hard to endure with someone. I most like to spend my free time with my mother, sisters and their children. I go withmy friends toa restaurant for grub. I‘ve startedreadingbooksagain–foralongtime Ididn’thavetheconcentration. Ionlychoose the best of friends for myself. AT HEART I’MA 20 YEAR OLD I’m younger thanmy 35 years. My soul stoppedat20-something. Itwasnice forme at that age, andthat’swhere I got trapped in mycomprehensionof theworld. Ialsogethit by di cultmoments, and then I isolatemyself at homewith theblinds lowered. I don’t haveaproblemwithagoodcryeither. I can’t forgive myself for some things. I was purer in my soul. But even today I’m sometimes naive, you can bowl me over however you like. I promisedmy dad in 2018 that I would takehimtoAdaBojanaandthenI cancelled. I regret that. I wouldn’t have done that before. One gives up in these slimy times...

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