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On July 25, theater and film actress Natalya Bochkareva turns 41. Probably, most viewers know the name of her most famous heroine better than her own, because, despite the fact that the series "Happy Together" ended 9 years ago, she is still called Dasha Bukina. She was the favorite of millions of viewers until she was dragged into a very unpleasant high-profile story that ruined the actress's reputation and deprived her of many fans. How she lives after she became the heroine of a crime chronicle and lost her friends - further in the review.
Natalia Bochkareva grew up in Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) in a family far from the art world: her parents worked at a factory, her father was a worker, and her mother was an accountant. But they made sure that their daughter was able to realize her talents. Since childhood, she was very artistic, she studied in a circle of folk songs and ditties and a drama club. After the 9th grade, she entered the Nizhny Novgorod theater school and began working as a journalist for a local newspaper. Parents did not approve of her choice - they wanted her daughter to be educated as an economist. But their opinion changed after Oleg Tabakov himself called them one day.
In 1998 Tabakov came on tour with his theater to Nizhny Novgorod. 18-year-old Natalya herself dared to approach him and declare that she dreams of studying with him. Surprisingly, he not only invited her to audition, but also took her straight to the 2nd year of the Moscow Art Theater School, introducing her to the students: "". A year later, Bochkareva played her first episodic role in a movie, in the film "Chinese Service". But this period became one of the most difficult in her life: one after another, her parents passed away, and the actress called it "".
Natalia had a younger sister, who, after the parents left, stayed with her aunt. Later, the actress took her to her in Moscow. At first, Bochkareva worked as a waitress, because the acting profession had not yet brought her a stable income. After graduating from the Moscow Art Theater School, Natalya began performing on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater. A. Chekhova and continued to appear in serials, but over the course of several years she got inconspicuous episodic roles.
Loud popularity fell upon her after 25, when Bochkareva played an extravagant 40-year-old housewife in the series "Happy Together." This project was a Russian adaptation of the American sitcom Married … with Children. Natalia doubted whether she should agree to shoot, because the schedule was very tight, and Bochkareva was involved in several performances. Oleg Tabakov dispelled her doubts: "".
Initially, Evelina Bledans was invited to the role of Dasha Bukina, but the pilot episodes with her participation did not impress the producers, and Natalia Bochkareva was approved instead. None of the viewers had any idea that she was only 5 years older than her on-screen daughter, actress Daria Sagalova. To visually “age” her, Natalia dyed her hair a fiery red color and made her a vulgar make-up. As a result, in the frame, she looked much older than in real life, and no one recognized her outside the set.
In the image of Dasha Bukina, the actress appeared on the screens for 7 years and, of course, during this time she "merged" with her character so much that most viewers identified Bochkareva with her heroine and simply could not imagine in other roles. For this reason, after a loud triumph, her film career began to decline - the directors were afraid of associations with Dasha Bukina and did not offer her major roles, especially dramatic ones.
During this period, the actress focused on working on television: she took part in the project "Dancing with the Stars", became a TV presenter. In addition, Bochkareva graduated from the Higher Directing Courses and directed the short film "Free Day". A pause in her film career dragged on for 5 years, until she was offered roles in the TV series Last Fir Trees, Two Broken Girls and the films The Night Shift and Bender: The Beginning.
In 2000, Bochkareva met her future husband, lawyer Nikolai Borisov. Their meeting took place under unusual circumstances - a man protected her from hooligans at the entrance. Later, the actress learned that this attack was orchestrated by Nikolai himself and his acquaintances. For 7 years, their romance was secret - Borisov was married. But in the end, he still filed for a divorce and married Bochkareva. Their family happiness was overshadowed only by the absence of children. Doctors diagnosed the actress with infertility. She went to many clinics, but the result was disappointing. When, 5 years later, Natalya completely lost hope and despaired, a miracle happened - she found out that she would become a mother. In early 2007, the couple had a son, Ivan, in the same year they got married, and a year later the actress gave her husband a daughter, Masha.
Although both children were very desirable and long-awaited, after 6 years this marriage broke up - Nikolai could not come to terms with the lifestyle of his wife, who constantly disappeared on the set, on tour and rehearsals. After the divorce, they managed to maintain a good relationship. Natalia admits: "". In 2016, it became known that Alexander Kononenko, a designer from the "School of Repair" program, became the new chosen one of the actress. He managed to establish good relations with her children.
In 2019, there was an incident, the consequences of which the actress feels to this day. The traffic police stopped her car, Bochkareva's behavior seemed strange to them, they searched and found a bag of white powder on the actress. The video of her arrest was leaked on the Internet and caused a wide response. Many of her acquaintances claimed that Natalia had never had any bad habits and could not believe that she could be addicted. The actress herself at first announced that she was framed, and she was a hostage of circumstances. However, at the trial, she pleaded guilty to possession of illegal drugs and repented.
Be that as it may, her reputation was ruined. The landlord, who had provided her with space for her young talent acting school, refused to renew her contract. Due to the experiences of the actress, half of her face was paralyzed, for several months she complained of very poor health. According to her, after this incident, many friends and fans turned away from her, but this allowed her to find out who she can really count on.
A year later, Bochkareva admitted: "".
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