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At the end of 2019, the Internet just exploded with the number of memes featuring Anton Lapenko. The fact is that it was then that his YouTube series "Inside Lapenko" was released. We figure out how a simple guy from a large family manages to gain millions of views and for what merits Yuri Dud invited him for an interview.
I hear it for the first time
Before his popularity, Anton Lapenko studied at the acting department of VGIK, starred in episodes in films and TV shows. For example, in the project "Chasing a Shadow" he played a pizza delivery man who described himself with fear. The actor does not regret this role. He recalls with a smile that he was then paid about 10 thousand rubles for a change - he had to live on this money.
Now Anton is 34 years old, he works at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. “I play beer, champagne, a dead body and an ant,” Lapenko said in an interview with Yuri Dudyu. Another would probably be upset that he has such small roles, but our hero calls the theatrical stage his creative home.
Anton Lapenko became famous thanks to the vines on Instagram, which later began to appear on YouTube.
Who is Lapenko inside?
In 2019, the series "Inside Lapenko" appeared, the first episode of which gained 4.5 million views in a matter of days. Now that figure has risen to 11 million. The action takes place around the mid-80s - early 90s.
engineer - a naive and insecure employee of a research institute who conducts genetic experiments and often finds himself in awkward situations;
Igor Katamaranov - asphalt roller driver, engineer classmate and turpentine alcoholic;
journalist - host of the author's program "The Mystery of the Hole", investigating the secrets of the mysterious places of Moscow.
group "Crimson Fantomas"consisting of the Robot Rose and the Hornet. These are fans of Russian rock music of the 90s who dream of becoming popular. Their vocabulary consists of expressions like "finally collapse" and "what are you, hornet."
"Iron sleeves" - a gang that is engaged in criminal activities. Their case is trying to investigate the host of the program "The Mystery of the Hole."
host of the TV show "Die or Die" - one of the first characters of Lapenko. This is a parody of a show about survival in the wild, only wildlife for the presenter - a forest with "furry taiga aphosias".
Memes with the participation of Lapenko's characters are scattered across the Internet, and Anton himself says: "This is a flight of fantasy and delirium."
On March 3, 2020, Anton Lapenko gave his first interview to Yuri Dudyu. According to the actor, he began filming short videos a long time ago, but they suddenly began to gain popularity only after the Russian actress Irina Gorbacheva reposted his video. Anton also told how he managed to become famous in just a year, as well as about his family.
Lapenko's family is as difficult as the actor himself. Anton has 11 siblings and 4 sisters. This fact surprised not only Yuri Dud, but also Anton's fans, who did not even suspect what a large and friendly family he had.
Anton's sister Vera recalled in an interview: “I remember my mother told me when she and dad were walking with the youngest children (we always had“younger”and“youngest”children in our family), strangers approached them and asked:" Are these all your children? " - to which dad replied: "No, not everything, there is still at home."
Anton Lapenko speaks very warmly of his big family. In such a commune, of course, there were problems with food, but this faded against the background of the warm home atmosphere in which 16 children grew up.
Anton with a slight nostalgia recalls the times when they were given several floors in the house, and all the children "ran around the apartments like cockroaches."
What to see?
The flight of acting fantasy brought Anton immense popularity: his Instagram vines are gaining thousands of views, and more than five million people are waiting for the new episodes of the “Inside Lapenko” series. Now Anton can be seen in the new series Roots, and, of course, on the stage of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.