A photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
Maxim Galkin, who left for Israel, found himself without a work and advertising contract in Russia. So, in “Tonight” on Channel One, he was replaced by a close friend Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Actor Stanislav Sadalsky decided to talk about the changes in the series in a provocative way of his own.
The announcement that ballet star Nikolai Tsiskaridze will replace the dismissed Maxim Galkin in the “Tonight” program came as a complete surprise not only to fans of the program, but also to some performers. So Stanislav Sadalsky, knowing about the long-standing friendship of Galkin and Tsiskaridze, decided to push the front.
“Replacing one actor with another for the role of the same character is not easy, but sometimes inevitable. In the good old days, actors had a code of honor: usually the replacement would call the suspended person and ask permission to replace him. And it was human!” – began the actor from afar.
Then he continued his insinuating monologue. “Usually the suspended would say, ‘Of course, play my part, I don’t mind, I’ll even help you.’ And that was great as a comrade and almost not offensive. But that was before. . Do you think Nikolai Maksimych asked Maxim for his blessing to replace him in “Tonight”?“- asked 70-year-old Sadalsky.
Recall that Maxim Galkin hosted the entertainment program “Tonight” for almost five years. It is not yet known whether Tsiskaridze will remain in the project on an ongoing basis. Perhaps, as a result, several presenters will be selected, who will replace each other.
It is to highlight that Galkin and Tsiskaridze have been friends for many years. The dancer spoke more than once about the noble deed of his colleague. Maxim supported Nicholas in a difficult time for him. “We always talked, but I could never have imagined that when the whole persecution against me starts in 2013, Maxim will become one of the few who is not afraid to speak his mind! I thanked him many times for this!… Maxim, you are a real person for me. I sincerely respect and appreciate you. Good health and good health to all your great family! Always your Kolka”, wrote the ballet dancer.