Prokofieva admitted that it was difficult to envy her salary. Anastasia Zavorotnyuk, the lead actress, found herself in a similar situation.
“Nastya and I had the lowest fees. Even the artists invited to a tiny episode received more. When we became friends with Serezha Zhigunov, he teased us: “It’s written on your forehead that you girls can be fooled!” The first contract was signed for almost a year, and all this time we earned the minimum … We have until winter “conveniences”, sorry, were on the street,” she recalls in an interview.
Over time, working conditions have improved. “Then, when the frosts came, they took pity on us and already came up with some kind of toilet in the room. Despite the fact that the shooting took place in a huge pavilion, Nastya and I had a tiny dressing room – one for two. There was a table and a small sofa – you can relax on this only if you tuck your legs under you, ”added the 59-year-old artist.