'There was no desire to drag her to bed': how the novel of Leonid Agutin and Angelica Varum began
On July 16, Leonid Agutin turned 51 - shortly after the singer's birthday Wday.ru decided to publish an excerpt from the book, which is dedicated to the acquaintance and development of relations of the strongest and most romantic couple of Russian show business Leonid Agutin and Angelica Varum.
The first complete biography of the famous pop singer and musician Leonid Agutin “Leonid Agutin. Authorized Biography ”written by his mother. The book includes stories from the maternity hospital, school, army and from the stage, as well as the love story of Agutin and Varum.
About the first acquaintance of a star couple
Angelica first saw Lenya at a competition in Yalta in 1992, when he came out on the stage in his shirt and shirt open (and had never seen such a trick) with her “Barefoot Boy”, and said to herself that it’s great, and most importantly, completely new and unusually: “Everyone was so smart, but he was half-dressed and behaved himself on the stage absolutely free and natural. Sometimes it seemed that this performance of a street boy, and we, the spectators, along with a strict jury, - that same huge crowd of passers-by, throwing colored coins to his bare feet, dancing a rhythm of a tarantella that is non-standard for our perception.
And I also thought that Leonid Agutin is a revolutionary phenomenon on our stage and will be hard for him. I wanted to feel sorry for him and protect him as a woman, because it is very difficult to make a revolution in show business ... ”
Lenya saw Angelica even earlier at the assembly concert at Luzhniki. Something caught him and stuck in the subconscious.
“Then we often happened to be around completely by chance,” the son said in an interview. - It seems that we were pushed to each other, and we resisted. Aesthetically, I really liked her, but I didn’t have a desire to start harassing and dragging this woman into bed this minute. ”
Angelica appeared at the presentation of Leonid Agutin’s first solo album, “The Barefoot Boy”. Seeing her, Lenya decided to give his CD. Signing: “Gentle creation from Leni Agutin”, he passed the album through the rows of the auditorium. This CD was the first gift to Angelica, who, when she returned home, listened to the whole from beginning to end and thought: “It's great!”.
Nothing but flirting
Their relationship of that time was pioneering. But after all, something was born, wandered ?! Why not joke. Lenya joked somehow in a conversation with Yury Varum (or maybe he was testing the ground?):
“Can you imagine if Angelica and I get married and suddenly married?”
“It’s so stupid, I don’t even want to talk about it,” answered Yura (Angelika Varum’s father, manager and songwriter. - Ed.).
And both laughed ... What was Yurino's surprise when after another tour Lenya came to his house with a business proposal to make a duet song.
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To sing something together was somehow discussed with Angelica before, and she did not mind. But she managed to forget about this conversation. And then suddenly Agutin himself came to visit them ...
Angelica loves to remember this episode.
““ We have Lenya Agutin, ”my father met me at the door.
- And what happened?
Helping me undress, dad said quietly:
- Come in, there is something to discuss ...
I was intrigued, I didn’t know what to think. Lingering a bit at the mirror, entered the living room.
On the served table there was a crystal vase with a huge bouquet of flowers and the already half-full bottle of Hennessy cognac (here the tastes of the men coincided). They vividly discussed the project of our duet.
Dad was still trying to resist weakly:
- Why is it necessary - any vulgar conversations will begin ...
But Lenya was able to convince, and even such a conservative, like my dad, gave up. We stopped at the "Queen", and now the three of us worked out the script of the future clip.
I liked it so much: the song itself, the stage scenes, and the atmosphere in which the project was discussed, when Lenya left after midnight and the door closed behind him, I exclaimed with delight:
- Yes !!! Everything!!!".
- You, I heard, are you going to Peter? - turned to me Lenya. - And the day before I have a performance in the same club. Nothing if I linger? I want to see your concert. Would you mind?
“He's also asking,” I thought. But she answered calmly. In general, graciously allowed.
In St. Petersburg, I was met by Misha Orlov, the organizer of our joint concerts. On the way, we discussed the nuances of my solo album, and, already rising in the elevator of the hotel, he suddenly says:
- Yes, I remembered, Lenya asked me to tell you that I could not linger - he immediately flew to Moscow to see his wife.
It was a bolt from the blue! .. I felt dizzy and dark in my eyes. From weakness the legs trembled and buckled, and if it were not for the wall of the elevator, on which I began to slowly crawl to the floor, I would have fallen ... Her lips were dry, she murmured:
- And what, Lyonya is married? I did not know that!..
- He has a daughter ... - it came to me. - She seems to be sick, so this rush.
Daughter and wife, about which no one knew
In the 1995 year, when Lena was already 27 years old, at one of the concerts he met the ballet dancer of the Bolshoi Theater Masha Vorobyova, who came with other fans of Leni backstage to get an autograph. I do not think that I should discuss the details of the development of these relations and condemn them. Especially since I did not know anything about them ... It happens in life - a passing acquaintance and ... pregnancy, which only a woman knows about ...
I do not know where the name "yellow press" came from, but similarly there is a "yellow word of mouth". I was informed that a certain woman was pregnant by Leni and was going to give birth in two or three months ... I thought - another duck ...
But a child was born! .. Lyonya became a father! .. However, he himself told me about it only a few months later, inviting Polina to the bride’s so-called young children. Indeed, in the crib lay a wonderful creature, beginning already to roar, babble something and react to others. Lenya could not take his eyes off her.
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But I paid attention to something else: there was no joy and that feeling called love in the relationship of the parents. Gave out views, gestures ... It hurt my heart. It was clear that this marriage will not take place. And so it happened ...
But Lenya not only recognized the child as his own, but also fell in love with her daughter. This was the basis of relationships and a manifestation of concern for the young mother - the woman who gave him a child, albeit unexpectedly. Lenya bought them an apartment, made a renovation there. Now he was where to periodically go and see in the intervals between the tours. He filled up the apartment with gifts - overseas toys and clothes for the baby. The son provided them with material support.
All this has remained a mystery. We didn't tell anyone anything. The press was silent too ...
But one day, in the next interview, Lenya himself broke it. To the question of the journalist that he loves the most, he unexpectedly answered:
Everyone took this statement as a joke, but they did not calm down and began their investigation. With the consent of Leni, a large article appeared in the newspaper, where they told this story in detail.
When asked why he was hiding his daughter from everyone, the son answered:
- Because we, public people, and so all life in sight. A person must have something of his own! But most importantly, I would like to protect my daughter from unkind looks. She is still small, does not understand anything, and a powerful energy stream of my admirers or “scoldings” is already beginning to go to her. I, an adult, do not always feel comfortable. And why does the baby all this? That is why silent. But direct questions must be answered directly and honestly. To dodge and lie to you is to renounce a child whom I love very much.
Angelica's heart is broken
“Up to this point I did not realize that something was happening between us. Probably there was mutual sympathy. But then I realized that this sympathy could all end without starting, and that there would be nothing ... So I have never been so bad ... I don’t remember how the solo album worked ...
In the summer we met at a competition in Almaty, I sang and went backstage. And Lyonka walked onto the stage, naturally, in the mood of excitement of the upcoming issue, I do not remember, “Barefoot” or “Black”. We exchanged a few words like “How are you?” - “Normal.” And already disengaging the fingers of outstretched hands, Lenya said:
- Well, come in the evening on the hayloft. (Is he the married man inviting me to the hayloft ?!)
- Ok, - I answer, - I will come, only with a blacksmith.
And at the very lump in the throat.
Immediately went to the hotel, which was located next to the concert venue. Locked in the room. And here I was hysterical. I heard Lenin's music, his voice ... and cried sobbing. What I share now, did not tell anyone. Even Lenya does not know about it ... ".
Jobs the role of Cupid. First kiss
“Everything fell into place in the project of the New Year program“ Old songs about the main thing - 98 ”. Lenya proposed to Konstantin Ernst to make a clip-fragment from “Seventeen Moments of Spring”: a secret meeting between Stierlitz and his wife in the cafe Elefant. The role of the wife offered to play me. A sound background was supposed to be legendary, like the film itself, “A Song about a Distant Motherland” in Lenin performance. Ernst endorsed this idea with delight: "There will be a super project! ..".
Even without knowing all the nuances of the script, I agreed.
Already at the very beginning of the episode, when, accompanied by Nikolai Fomenko (our intelligence officer), I enter the cafe, sit half turn around to the table and, lifting my eyes, I suddenly see the eyes of my husband (Colonel Isaev), I really felt dizzy and goosebumps ran , which corresponded to the role, but what is not recorded in any scenario ...
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However, when the director demanded to bare his back, which means, to undress to the waist, I was shocked. Probably, if we were neutral in our feelings, there would be no shock. To play the role of Stirlitz's wife - the whole business ... But Stirlitz is Agutin! .. Lyonka! .. How to be? ..
They put pressure on me:
- Let's shoot! ..
I do not know what Lenya felt, but he got into his role quickly and even with a certain spirit. It is understandable, because he has been in this role since when such an idea occurred to him ... And the whole mise en scene was probably invented by him ...
- I say Stirlitz: "Laziness, close your eyes ...".
He squinted slyly and, as required by the script, turned away ...
I undress, chest covered with a cloth, which, however, could not resist. I leaned against his back and ... everything ... From that moment on, we no longer thought of anything - neither I nor he ...
Here, on the set, the first time we kissed. And left her after each double, holding hands. I wanted this shooting not to end ...
It all started with this! .. ”.