SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Alexander Stulnev: My name is Alexander Stulnev. I am 23 years old, a native of Astrakhan. I have been leading an active lifestyle all my adult life. I am an honorary volunteer in the southern region in social and environmental areas. At the moment I am writing my projects, because I want to change my city for the better, and in the future I will go from the city of Astrakhan. In addition, I am an artist and create art objects from recycled materials. @ovpqvo
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Alexander Stulnev: I never had a dream of becoming an actor, but it was always interesting to try myself in this direction.
SKSM: How did you become involved in In the Deathroom Dollar Baby film?
Alexander Stulnev: I was offered to play the main role by my good friend, the director of the film Vyacheslav Vlasov. And since I love active movements, I liked the idea. This is the first time in the history of the city such an event. I thought why not become a part of history, and I agreed.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Alexander Stulnev: Everyone who came across this story was confused by the ending of this story. This simply can not be! It seems that we understand that the main character is going to die now, but deep down we believe that he will be able to get out of this situation.
SKSM:Did you have to audition for the part or was it writtendirectly for you?
Alexander Stulnev: I have already worked with Vyacheslav Vlasov in his first picture. Apparently, he saw something in me and offered to star in a new movie In The Deathroom. And I did everything possible to justify my hopes.
SKSM: You worked with Vyacheslav Vlasov on this film, how was that?
Alexander Stulnev: The shooting lasted for six months, as the events took place at different times of the year. During this time, a lot of things have changed in my life. I’ve experienced ups and downs. But at the time of filming, due to the friendly team and the support of the director, emotions were always at the limit.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Alexander Stulnev: It is difficult to choose, since there were a lot of them. The team was selected from very creative and positive people. I will note one moment that I remember very much. During the filming of the main scenes, late at night, when everyone was tired, the director’s fiancee Irina made a surprise for the entire film crew and brought pizza. It was a very special moment.
SKSM: Do you still have anycontact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Alexander Stulnev: Yes, of course, we keep in touch. We have a common chat. I keep in touch with almost everyone, not only in social networks, but also in life.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Alexander Stulnev: At the moment, I am very passionate about working on personal projects.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Alexander Stulnev: I have a lot of respect for people who have achieved success with their talent and Stephen King is no exception. But unfortunately I don’t like horrors.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Alexander Stulnev: Many people are surprised by my view of life. At a time when almost everyone is “running over their heads” to become billionaires, I am content with little. And I want to change the world, and not live this life thinking only about myself.
SKSM:Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Alexander Stulnev: Think not only about yourself, there are so many lonely people in the world who need support. And make the world cleaner!
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Alexander Stulnev: Thank you for such an interest in our project, it was very nice to answer these questions and remember once again how our shooting took place!