Always moderate and civilised, she puts smiles back to people’s faces with her spontaneity. That is why we are eagerly waiting for December 7th and the play “Šta me snađe” (Woe is Me!), in which Anđelka interprets 13 characters.
The show Anđelka and Andrija identified your career in a special way. The specificity of this show is that it has managed to attract the most diverse people’s profiles to watch it. How much is this Anđelka similar to you?
Not particularly. I found myself more often in the role of Andrija, in his reactions and desires. But the task was to make a prototype of a woman from this region, to find enough universal women’s virtues, flaws, characteristic actions, topics that affect her, the ways in which most women respond and make one person from all this. And in the end, people sometimes recognize themselves, sometimes their partner, often someone from their surroundings … It happened to me many times that a woman approached me and said that a boyfriend or a husband called her “Anđelka” or that they told her “You are the same as Anđelka”, and it happens to me that a man approaches me and says,” You are getting me on my nerves a lot, you are like my wife”
You have a lot of business obligations in the theatre, as well as on television. How does your day look?
I wake up at the hotel, I eat something in the car, I drink coffee while I answer e-mails and I connect live to the radio program to announce where we are performing that evening. After 5 hours of driving, we test the technical conditions in the hall in which we are, I eat, meet with the hosts, I host an additional TV team, I run to the hotel for a shower, I play two shows one after the other (one lasts an hour and a half, and I am alone on the stage). That is how yesterday looked like. And now I am sorry, but I have to urgently ask for the next question because I am hurrying to another city where I play the show tonight.
Has popularity changed you?
All new circumstances and new knowledge change us. In our environment, popularity brings exclusively more photos and some nice word. I learned to say thanks to a compliment, instead of explaining how the thing I do is nothing special, nothing special, and as for taking of photos, I practiced it, and now I almost always manage to look decently on them. So yes, my popularity has changed me.
You travel a lot – what would you consider as your favourite characteristic of Serbia?
People. Happy and in good mood. Songful. Great music. Good brandy.
How much work is required on the play “Woe is Me!”?
The preparations were quite demanding. I am alone on the stage, without much previous experience. Comedy as the hardest genre. 13 characters to be given life. And to go in and out from one to the other, the third, fast. I owe my thanks to the author Nebojša Romčević, the only one who believed that I can do it. I would never bet on myself.
What projects and roles do you want?
Those for which the soul is needed. Those that have something to say. Which are not appease the audience. Which will occupy me seriously in both the reality and my dreams. Which will mean something to someone.
By: Aleksandra Milosavljević