Actor Valery Garkalin recalled a comic situation when director Vladimir Menshov unexpectedly fell on his knees in front of him.
According to him, a funny incident happened during the filming of the film “Shirley-Myrli”. Garkalin got into the project on the recommendation of an assistant director, and it seemed to him that Menshov was biased towards him.
“The relationship between an actor and a director should always be loving. If at least one side in love is missing, it is unrequited love and this is immediately visible on the screen. Therefore, I sought Menshov’s love as best I could, ”he said.
Seeing Menshov in the corridor of the Mosfilm studio, Garkalin shouted loudly to him: “You don’t love me!”.
“He told me later that when he heard this, he thought that I had lost my mind, overworked it. He fell to his knees and began to play along with me like a true artist. Vladimir Valentinovich crawled to my feet, hugged them and said: “I love you! How can I prove my love? ” – said the actor on the air of the program “The Fate of Man” on the TV channel “Russia 1”.
Recall that actor and director Vladimir Menshov died from coronavirus infection on Monday, July 5.
Menshov was buried in the central alley of the Novodevichy cemetery next to the actor Vasily Lanov.