Julia Peresild, Oleg Novitsky and Klim Shipenko
Last Sunday, 37-year-old actress Yulia Peresild and 38-year-old director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth from the ISS. They were on a space mission for 12 days and during this time they managed to shoot more than 40 hours of material for the future film “Challenge” – the world's first film shot in real zero gravity.
Anton Shkaplerov, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko
Yesterday Yulia and Klim, together with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, under whose leadership they returned to Earth, took part in a press conference dedicated to their historic flight into space. In this conversation with journalists from different countries, Peresild and Shipenko shared their impressions of life on the ISS.
So, Julia admitted that immediately after arriving at the station, she really wanted to sleep. The actress remembered the advice of experienced astronauts and did not ignore her desires:
If you go overboard on the first day, then it will get worse. We were talking about safety, when suddenly I felt myself cut out. I went, opened the cabin and fell asleep – woke up, constantly opened my eyes, but slept.
Peresild admitted that the theory that an hour in space equals two hours on Earth is not a myth at all. According to the actress, in the following days, she slept well in just four hours.
It's true, I got enough sleep in four hours. And there are no marks on the pillow,
– Julia noted with humor.
According to Peresild, she still cannot get off the habit of living in zero gravity, where she constantly had to hold in her hands all the props for filming the film and personal belongings or stick them tightly on double-sided tape:
I still try to keep everything in my hands. The feeling does not leave that as soon as you let go of something, it flies away. I had a whole medical device in my cabin. Everything was glued on: lipstick, medical supplies (in the film, Peresild plays a doctor. – Ed.). They are so small, they fly away so quickly, then you look somewhere on the fan.
Julia Peresild and Klim Shipenko
Already now, Yulia and Klim admit that twelve days in space were not enough for them: due to constant work, they did not have time to really enjoy the atmosphere on the ISS and look through the window. The only thing Peresild and Shipenko really missed during their space trip was earthly food.
The food at the station is good, but earthly food is still fresher, more aromatic, to say the least. There are potatoes, mushrooms, even Greek salad, but this is canned food, and it is still different. Feeling fresh and earthy can't be compared
– admitted the director of “Text” and “Kholopa”.
Now Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko are undergoing rehabilitation after the flight. They were finally able to meet with their families and have a delicious meal. The actress admitted that only today she was able to realize that their flight into space was real and how valuable this experience is for her:
Today is the first day when I begin to realize everything that happened to us. Good. Autumn. The sun. And breathes deeply. I stand with my feet on the ground. And it has never been so joyful from this realization of simple things.
Julia Peresild with daughters Maria and Anna
Klim shared on his Instagram a short video that he managed to shoot on the ISS shortly before they were sent to Earth. In the video, he admires the views of the Earth from space and cannot believe that this is actually happening to him.
Saying goodbye to space! Not for long! Space inside me now! On the last evening on the ISS, I was able to enjoy the views of the Earth and space! Thank you all for your support and love! I felt everything, and it gave me strength!
– Klim thanked all those who were not indifferent.