French actor Gerard Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship in January, starred in a Russian sitcom “Zaytsev+1,” ITAR-TASS reports.
Depardieu played the father of one of the main characters – Fedor – played by Mikhail Galustyan.
“I have no experience of playing in comedy series,” Depardieu told reporters. There were films with Pierre Richard, and comedies about Asterix and Obelix. But I never played in sitcoms,” he said.
Mikhail Galustyan said, in turn, that he liked working with Depardieu. “He’s ideal for the role. It was very interesting despite the language barriers. At the end we started communicating in old Armenian and singing the songs of Charles Aznavour. Now we’re like Asterix and Obelix,” he said.
Gerard Depardieu, who became a Russian citizen in winter, considers himself a French-Russian-Chechen actor and wishes to learn Russian.