Natalia Arinbasarova and Andrei Konchalovsky in their youth
75-year-old actress Natalya Arinbasarova, known for her roles in the films “The First Teacher”, “By the Lake”, “Trans-Siberian Express”, became a guest of the new release of Boris Korchevnikov's program “The Fate of a Man”. The ex-wife of Andrei Konchalovsky spoke, among other things, about her marriage with the director, and also commented on how her relationship with her ex-husband is developing today.
Recall that Natalia became the second wife of Konchalovsky and married him in 1964. They were married for five years.
I do not regret at all that we parted. Because I am a maximalist: I either need everything, or I don't need anything. And he is a very unfaithful person,
– said Arinbasarova.
For Natalia, marriage with a famous director was the first – they met just on the set of “The First Teacher”, and the actress does not deny that at that time she was rather naive. She was then 19 years old, and Konchalovsky – 28 years old.
I did not know anything about treason, so even in my thoughts I could not allow this, do you understand? I was a naive person. I just realized that something was wrong. I felt. I am a sensitive person. And the relationship was not the same … I realized that everything was crumbling somehow, and decided: either everything is necessary, or nothing is needed. If I said: “No, we do not disagree,” then he would not dare to part with me – a small child, I was adored by his parents. All this burden would go on like this
– said Arinbasarova.
In marriage, they had a son, Yegor, with Konchalovsky, who is now also known as a director and producer.
Natalia Arinbasarova with her son Yegor
Speaking about the infidelities of the ex-spouse, Natalya also noted that Konchalovsky always married women whom he fell in love with and always supported all his children, so she would not call him dishonorable. However, the actress noted that Konchalovsky was rarely present in the lives of his children from different marriages.
Living with a talented person is not easy. All his wives are wonderful, he educated all the children. But he never had the presence of children in the life,
– said Natalya Arinbasarova.
Natalya Arinbasarova in the film “The First Teacher”
Arinbasarova also noted that the director was very demanding in everyday life. For example, she demanded apple mousse from her every day, and for this Natalya had to manually peel two kilograms of apples.
Today, Arinbasarova sometimes communicates with Konchalovsky, but does not call this relationship close. So, the tragedy in the life of her ex-husband – an accident with his participation, in which his daughter from Yulia Vysotskaya Masha was seriously injured – she did not discuss with him. Recall that Konchalovsky was driving then, the girl of the ambassador of the accident fell into a coma, the public does not know about her condition at the moment.
This is taboo. We never ask anything, we never talk so as not to hurt
– said the actress, noting that Konchalovsky congratulated her on her anniversary (her birthday was on September 24) and sent flowers.
Julia Vysotskaya and Andrei Konchalovsky
We don't communicate much like that, because he lives a home life,
– added Arinbasarova.
Recall that Konchalovsky was married five times in total. In these marriages, he had seven children. His last wife, with whom he lives now, was Julia Vysotskaya. They got married in 1998.
Arinbasarova, after his marriage to Konchalovsky, was married twice more: to the artist Nikolai Dvigubsky and to the director Eldor Urazbayev.