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- “MY MOTHER HAS ALWAYS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE BODY IN OUR WORK IS ONE OF THE TOOLS OF SELF-EXPRESSION. AND IF NUDE IS NECESSARY NOT JUST FOR A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, BUT TO TRANSFER THE CHARACTER - IT'S NOT SHARED AT ALL. "
Video: Polina Aug: "If You Need To Be Naked Not Just For A Beautiful Picture, It Is Not At All Shameful"
In Mikhail Idov's film The Comedian, you were not afraid to completely undress in front of the camera. Do you regret it?
In fact, I am very grateful to the director: all conditions were created on the set so that no one would feel somehow uncomfortable. But I was ready for this anyway: my mother (actress, director and screenwriter Julia Aug. - approx. HB) always explained to me that the body in our work is one of the tools of self-expression. And if you need to be naked not just for a beautiful picture, but in order to convey the essence, convey character, this is not at all shameful.
How do you feel about body positivity?
It depends on what is meant by it. If we are talking about protecting people who do not correspond to someone's perception of the beautiful from bullying, then I am in favor with both hands. Well, if a buzzword is used as a cover for outright laziness and unwillingness to work on oneself, then I have a bad attitude. I think that you need to take care of yourself. And there is nothing wrong with going for a massage or recuperating in a spa. Especially when all this is done
not for someone else, but for yourself.
Is exercise part of your self-care program?
To be honest, in everyday life I am a rather lazy person. Of course, I do minimal things to keep the body in good shape. But if you need some kind of violence against yourself for the role - that's a completely different story! For example, just the other day I cut my hair short - because this was the only way Mikhail Idov saw my heroine (in the new series “Jetlag” - approx. HB). So it is with sports: I still remember shooting in the film "Nefootball" with delight. As a rule, they happened in the evenings, after a busy day at work. And in physical terms, they were very difficult. But the overall atmosphere was so cool that we continued to play even though we were injured. By the way, I spent all my childhood at the goal, so I know about football firsthand. Although in this picture I had to change my role and play the role of a midfielder. You spend a lot of time with your mom and appreciate her professional advice.
“MY MOTHER HAS ALWAYS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE BODY IN OUR WORK IS ONE OF THE TOOLS OF SELF-EXPRESSION. AND IF NUDE IS NECESSARY NOT JUST FOR A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, BUT TO TRANSFER THE CHARACTER - IT'S NOT SHARED AT ALL. "
Do you also listen to fashion recommendations?
I've always really liked the way she looks. She just has perfect taste, such a Petersburg aesthetics. Of course, there was a time when she offered me something to wear, and I said "wow!", But it is long gone. She has a huge number of outfits that she wore in her youth, and now I am happy to borrow them. Recently I borrowed an incredibly beautiful denim shirt, which she embroidered many years ago. My dream is to go somewhere in it this spring.
And how is your relationship with makeup?
I have very complex skin. I struggle with acne all the time. Everything that is possible is used: retinol and hyaluronic acid, cleansing, ozone … True, not so long ago I discovered that two weeks in the sun solve the problem better than any cosmetics and supplements. But the sun is in great deficit, so this does not change the situation. Therefore, the emphasis has to be placed on tonal means. Now I tried Millennialskin, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty - it suited me in all respects. The skin has become glossy and, I'm not afraid of the word, flawless. Well, in a global sense, I'm in search of my perfect makeup. For example, I usually paint only the eyes, and even that is minimal. And today on the set we made a bright accent on the lips, and I really liked it. So let's wait and see!