Maria and Margarita Kozhevnikovs: always be tuned only for success!
Are parents involved in the success of their children, or is it that children succeed in spite of their parents' beliefs about well-being?
Are parents involved in the success of their children, or is it that children succeed in spite of their parents' beliefs about well-being? In relations between the athlete, the actress of the series “Univer” on TNT and the future singer Maria Kozhevnikova with her mother Margarita, a complete idyll reigns. They perfectly understand each other. Even despite the absolute opposite of characters.
Everything that is in me, I owe to my mother. She put so much soul and kindness into me that it could not be otherwise. Mom is the closest friend to me. And even if she expresses something to me, I know that my mother will always help, even if she believes that I am not right. Mom is my guardian angel. In the series "Univer" all two years we starred 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. It is clear that under this regimen I was not interested in food and shops, my mother helped. At some point, I just turned into a vegetable: I came home so tired that I did not have the strength to take off my makeup or clothes. Now that my mother has become freer, she is anxiously following my professional life, reading all publications, giving advice, so now she is also my main critic.
Is it difficult for me to be the mother of Masha Kozhevnikova? Absolutely not. I enjoy it. Getting home, I immediately understand that Masha came, because there is not a single place that would remain untouched by her presence. As a little girl, I tried to retrain her, but at some point I realized that it was useless. Now I help her, saving time for something else, more important - for sleep or work. To each his own. Perhaps this is the way to live. She should enjoy the fact that she is doing better, and I - from the fact that it turns out better with me! This year I left work and now I can devote my time to my family and enjoy the little things that make up our lives. For example, if Masha arrived from filming at three in the morning, I can chat with her calmly until the morning or sit at the computer, looking at some photos, and then get enough sleep until three in the afternoon. Today I am happy with what I have.
Since childhood, I was a very agile child, I liked to attract attention, danced, and invented something all the time. At the age of five, my mother sent me to a model school, where I could realize all this. Once in a competition, a funny incident happened to me. Among the young contestants was a girl Vasilisa with very long hair. I thought that if I were also called Vasilisa, my hair would become just as beautiful. I even persuaded my mother to change my name! Once at the show Vasilisa was given a pink dress, and to me - a green one. Just imagine: a green dress for a girl! I could not survive this, moreover, I was used to achieving my goal. I don’t remember how I lured Vasilisa to the toilet and took off her dress, I only remember that I went to the show in pink, and then my mother was called somewhere to sort out this trick.
Only Masha got a taste of how her modeling career ended: we went abroad when hockey players were allowed to work under a contract abroad (Masha’s father - two-time Olympic hockey champion Alexander Kozhevnikov - “DO”). So we ended up in Sweden, then in Switzerland, England. My friend was Ira Devina, the world champion in rhythmic gymnastics, and I decided that my daughter would also be a great gymnast. In Switzerland, every day I took her to another city for training - two hours there and the same back. Masha didn’t get the element with clubs for a long time, and we worked it out at home. In Switzerland, at seven o'clock in the evening, silence is everywhere, and we are throwing maces. The neighbors called the police. We did not stop training, but I began to spread ten blankets on the floor so as not to make noise.
Now I understand that for my part it was some kind of stupid obsession. At 15, when Masha completed the master of sports, I gave up. Then Spice girls were filled with everything around, and she already began to sing, saying to everyone that she would be a singer. We bought her the first karaoke microphone. It turned out that she had a hearing, and a voice. Then she began to go to studios, record tapes, participate in competitions.
I really always wanted to sing. In graduation class, I heard on television an ad for admission to a youth group. There was a huge casting - about 10−20 thousand girls throughout Russia. Everyone asked me why I was going there, because among the 20 thousand applicants there will probably be those who can sing professionally. But for some reason I was always confident in myself and knew that if you really want something, you will get it sooner or later. When the producer poked a finger at me, I came to audition and sang. Of course, it was a complete amateur performance, but he liked my timbre, and he believed in me.
Unfortunately, I did not stay in show business for very long. I understood that before you show yourself to the viewer, you need to learn how to do it professionally so as not to disgrace yourself and your parents. That's when I entered GITIS, in the studio of Valery Garkalin. And again, as in gymnastics, she was among gifted people: students came to the course from music schools, already worked in theaters, and each of them already was something of itself. And again I had to wage an unequal struggle. Well, tell me how I will write a dictation on solfeggio, if I do not know a single note ?! It was hard, but I learned to cope.
When my daughter in March announced that she would go to GITIS, we were very surprised. It was already difficult to enter a good university then, especially since in the spring qualifying rounds are in full swing at theater schools. But she herself somehow arranged it. Unlike me, Masha always knew how to open doors without feeling inconvenience or embarrassment.
She somehow managed to agree to submit documents, go through all the tours and ... be late for an essay! Just messed up the day. It was the collapse of everything. But she managed to settle it.
Masha is a person with a very strong character. Apparently, she was given some kind of power from above, which allows her to achieve what she wants. It’s just given to her, and that’s it.
Today, when I ask Masha how the casting or the tests went, she always answers “okay”. The worst thing you can hear from her is "normal." She is so positive by nature that I’m sure that no matter what she undertakes, she will succeed. And this is absolutely natural for her: she really believes that everything always develops as it should. In this we are very different. I doubt everything, I'm cautious. And Masha manages to realize herself - no matter in what capacity (athlete, singer or actress), because she is a deeply positive and confident person.