Actor Mikhail Porechenkov with his daughter Maria.
Photo: Mikhail FROLOV
People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Mikhail Porechenkov, 54, has 5 children. The actor’s wife, artist Olga Porechenkova, gave birth to three children and two older children from a previous relationship. At the beginning of the summer, the youngest daughter of the actor became a defendant in the chronicle of the crime. 18-year-old Maria Porechenkova was driving a Mercedes car and hit an 18-year-old boy on a motorcycle in a village near Moscow. The victim was taken to intensive care, but Porechenkova was not injured.
As we learned this week, Maria became a student: she was enrolled in a prestigious theater university. She will study to be an actress. As the artist’s colleagues told kp.ru: “Maria Porechenkova was enrolled in the first year of the Moscow Art Theater School, the workshop of Marina Brusnikina and Sergey Shchedrin. Brusnikintsev recruited: 14 girls and 11 boys.
Maria Porechenkova this year graduated from an Orthodox gymnasium (tuition was paid). Exams at the Moscow Art Theater School began in the spring, and enrollment took place in July. Usually more than 100 people apply for a spot. What do you need to go through to become an actor like Porechenkov’s daughter? Before the start of the main entrance exams, there are qualifying auditions in three rounds: applicants sing and read excerpts from modern prose, from classical prose, a poem, a fable, a song. In addition, the results of the USE in Russian and the literature are important. And pre-exams in the summer: a professional test (verification of voice, speech, plastic and musical data); creative essay (representation of literary works). The study period is 4 years.
Mikhail Porechenkov previously said that his daughter Maria wanted to become an actress: “I always wanted to. She has a predilection for it. For example, she won the All-Russian Readers Competition. His wife Olga says: “Our daughter is better to be a doctor, a teacher …” And the father supported his daughter’s desire, or rather, he did not care.
Porechenkov’s son (also Mikhail) 2 years ago entered the directing department of Sergey Zhenovach. Mikhail later said: “I endured some terrible competition. The whole family was trembling, but according to the results, Misha enlisted. Many will say that I helped, it is not true. Of course, I gave him a piece of advice. And in this sense he helped. But I can’t read for him, I can’t make an explanation or design for him… Many people say that children with a last name act on the pull. That’s what people who have never entered a creative university say.
It seems that the Porechenkovs will have a whole dynasty of actors and directors.