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Video: Not only the husband of Lisa Boyarskaya: Little-known facts about the star of "Trigger" Maxim Matveyev
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 13:10
More recently, this actor, who recently celebrated his 39th birthday, was mentioned in the media primarily in connection with his marital status - for more than 10 years he has been married to the successor of the famous acting dynasty Elizaveta Boyarskaya. Maxim Matveev has been acting in films since he was 25, but his deafening popularity came to him only after 35, when "Anna Karenina", "Trigger" and "Sherlock in Russia" were released. Today Boyarskaya is often called “the wife of Maxim Matveyev,” and he himself is spoken of as one of the brightest modern movie stars.
Maxim Matveev was born and raised in the small provincial town of Svetly, Kaliningrad region. His mother, a philologist by education, worked as a librarian, but he did not know his father. Maxim's upbringing was mainly carried out by his grandfather, who was a jack of all trades: he knew how to perform all types of construction work, and repair machines and machine tools, and fix shoes. The grandfather made all the toys for his grandson with his own hands - he asked him to draw what he wanted, and then made toys from these “sketches”. When Maxim was 10 years old, his mother got married, and they moved to their stepfather in Saratov.
Frustrated actor in adult films and soap operas
Maxim's love for cinema appeared thanks to his grandmother, who worked as a ticket collector at a local cinema and let him in for all the sessions. True, at first he himself did not think about the acting profession - he dreamed of becoming a surgeon, then a fencer, then a lawyer, studied at an art school, but could not decide on the choice of a further path. For the first time, he received an offer to act in films in the 11th grade. True, he definitely could not be called tempting - once a man approached him on the street and offered to star in a film for adults.
Matveev came to the acting profession thanks to a happy coincidence: at the graduation party, the theater teacher Vladimir Smirnov, a student of Valentina Ermakova, was the presenter. Maxim participated in games and competitions and attracted his attention. Smirnov advised him to try his hand at the entrance exams to a theater university. Matveev decided to heed his advice and submitted documents to the Saratov State Conservatory. As a result, he was admitted immediately to the second year of the theater faculty, and Ermakova became his teacher. In his youth, Maxim was very closed, he did not have friends, and later he admitted that the acting profession helped him get rid of complexes and self-doubt and learn to communicate with different people.
After graduation, Matveev went to Moscow and continued his studies at the Moscow Art Theater School. During his studies, he repeatedly received offers to act in films - in the long-running TV series "Poor Nastya" and "Adjutants of Love", which brought first glory to many of his young colleagues, however, Maxim refused these offers and did not regret it, although you can was to buy a 4-room apartment. He completely focused on his studies and played his first film role only after graduation. After graduating from the Studio School, he was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Art Theater. A. Chekhov. True, he recalled his first performance on the stage of this theater with shame:
Marriage with Elizabeth Boyarskaya
At the age of 25, he began acting in films. The first fame brought him roles in the films "Vise", "Thank you for love!" In the film I Shall Not Tell, Elizaveta Boyarskaya became his partner on the set. They had already met several years before at screen tests, and the actress fell in love with him at first sight. Matveyev also felt sympathy for her, but then she had not yet grown into anything.
When they were together on the set in 2009, Boyarskaya realized that her love was not fleeting. By the end of work on the film, she could no longer imagine her future life without Matveev, but she did not take any steps, because just a year before that, he married his colleague, actress Yana Sexte, with whom he performed on the stage of the theater. After filming, Maxim stayed in Moscow, and Liza returned to Leningrad. They continued to communicate, but their relationship did not go beyond friendship until Matveyev divorced his wife.
In 2010, Elizaveta Boyarskaya and Maxim Matveev got married, however, soon after the wedding, they again dispersed to different cities, because the actor performed at the Moscow Art Theater in Moscow, and his wife - at the Maly Drama Theater of St. Petersburg. In addition, both acted in films a lot, but they tried to spend all their free time together. For 10 years, their marriage remained a guest, even after the birth of their son Andrei in 2012. Later, the couple had another son. But at the same time, both did not consider a guest marriage an obstacle to good relations and said that during all this time they had never quarreled. Matveev believes that the key to their strong union was that they always put the family first, looked in the same direction and were always in dialogue.
Their film careers developed in parallel, both started from scratch, both rejoiced at each other's successes, but the loud popularity came to Boyarskaya earlier: in 2007 the film Irony of Fate was released. Continuation ", and in 2008 -" Admiral ", where she played the main roles and made critics and viewers talk about herself. In addition, the actress was the continuer of the famous dynasty, the daughter of Mikhail Boyarsky and Larisa Luppian, and her loud surname was known to millions long before Elizabeth herself appeared on the screens. Therefore, it was not surprising that at first Maxim Matveyev was presented exclusively as the husband of Elizabeth Boyarskaya or the son-in-law of Mikhail Boyarsky.
Matveyev was often offered leading roles, he was remembered by the audience for the MosGaz TV series, the Demons and Contribution films. His popularity grew every year, but real fame came to him after 35. Together with his wife, he starred in the film "Anna Karenina", where Boyarskaya played the main female role, and Matveyev appeared in the form of Vronsky. The actress was approved earlier, and her husband passed the audition 5 times, but as a result he bypassed all the competitors. He had a serious advantage over them: he and Elizabeth did not need to get used to each other.
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After the main role in the TV series "Trigger" and "Sherlock in Russia", Matveyev was incredibly popular. He was often invited to interviews and finally asked questions not about the marriage with Boyarskaya, but about his work. Interestingly, the role of the psychotherapist in Trigger helped him sort out his own desires. After filming, he finally realized how important it is to be close to his family, left the theater, where he served for 15 years, and moved to his wife and children in St. Petersburg.
Today Maxim Matveev is known not only as a theater and film actor, but also as a volunteer, one of the organizers of hospital clowning in Russia and as a member of the board of the Doctor Clown charitable foundation. Together with other actors, including his first wife Yana Sexte, he disguised himself as a clown and performed in hospital wards in front of children to prevent them from sinking into depression due to illness. This game therapy turned out to be very effective - the healing process went much faster.
These days, such families are no longer uncommon: Guest marriage as a formula for the happiness of Elizaveta Boyarskaya and Maxim Matveev.