He comes to conquer the stage - Wishevoke

He comes to conquer the stage

Who hasn’t been in the embarrassing – well, desperate – position of thinking they’ve done away with on-demand entertainment platforms? Fortunately, sometimes the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders encourage people to rethink things. In a similar liminal moment, I watched “Sote” or another series like it Giorgos Garefalakis, Panagiotis Melidis (aka Larry Gus) and Konstantinos Antonopoulos This is displayed on ANT1+ and looks too good to be Greek. An accomplished chef with parchments from abroad (Dafni Lambrogianni) returns to Greece to host a culinary reality show, confront her personal demons, and confront hypertrophic narcissistic food influencer Milto. Or even a role that the Vassilis Magouliotis embodies it desperately well. But hasn’t he been doing this for years?

THE Actor (and author under the pseudonym Suyako), who most people got to know through his “players”. Nikolai GogolHe says that at some point in his youth he made the decision not to pursue art as a career. So he thought he would kill her. At least as he had understood it until then. So he invented his own. Of course, he first had to meet his supposed appointment in mathematics and physics, come to Athens from his hometown of Karditsa to study at the Polytechnic and, most importantly, join the amateur theater group of the Medical Faculty. where he met George Koutlis – now his friend, director, for many his artistic alter ego. During this time, Vassilis Magouliotis He is completing the writing of the play, which will be performed on January 25th with the “Players” team at the Piraeus Municipal Theater. He is preparing for the show “The Bus of Desire” directed by Dimitris Karantzas and broadcasting the piece conspiracy podcast “The Year of Aquarius”, which they wrote together Mike Glyka in 2020. And in the midst of it all, he remains tirelessly “Mayor.” A man who cannot do without conversations, dreams, questions and reflections, ultimately people.

GALA: What did you think when you were told, “Come to star in a comedy”?

VASILIS MAGOULIOTIS: Since Konstantinos Antonopoulos was on the writing team, I said yes to everything. I didn’t care.

G.: What’s it like playing a hugely influential food blogger?

BM: Aside from the obvious, there is another side to Miltos. Behind the image and the extreme ambition lies a deep insecurity and trauma from childhood. They understand that a tender soul is crushed. It’s a role that is the opposite of me. I’m an actor, so I’m a bit of a shopaholic. I deal with the picture, after all, that’s my job. But as an actor, I am one of those who is shy about Instagram, social media and followers.

G.: That is, an introvert?

BM: NO. I really like acting, but on a personal level I can’t understand that part of my job is caring about my public image. It wasn’t even.

G.: Is that how it is now?

BM: It’s one of the streets. That doesn’t mean you can’t work without it. I, who am very amateur with social media, manage quite well. If I came out of a school now and was looking for a way to protect myself, perhaps in my insecurities I would look into it too. At the moment I don’t feel the need.

G.: So how did you approach a man like Miltos?

BM: We examined two or three influencers from Greece and abroad. I’ve seen what it’s like to wake up in the morning and the first concern is creating a post or reel. What is it like to speak not to a boyfriend or girlfriend but to humanity? What’s it like to form a persona day after day and suddenly 10,000 followers are your friends? It’s like a second life is developing that isn’t real.

G.: What was your journey until we got to know you as an actor?

BM: I was born and raised in Karditsa. I had no real connection to the theater, we didn’t even have a theater there. My parents were teachers. My brother and I have always been connected to art. We drew, made music, I really liked the video. And I was also the joker of the group, if that has anything to do with acting, the class clown. So there was the artistic side that appealed to me, but I said I wouldn’t make art a career because I would kill it. And because I really liked mathematics and physics, I switched to the technical college for civil engineering. I went, I freaked out, the artistic nature began to emerge and I joined an amateur theater group in medicine. From then on, the desire to attend drama school was expressed. Acting felt like it met all of my needs in terms of art. And there was also a coexistence that reminded me of my childhood, playing with my brother, cousins ​​and friends. The confidence it gave me certainly played a role too. The acceptance of others got me high.

G.: Now that you’re a professional actor, do you like who you are?

BM: But of course. Who doesn’t like being liked? I think some people can just tolerate not being liked.

G.: What was the “Players” era like? A lot sold out, a lot of hustle and bustle, have you heard them?

BM: You hear them. No other way. There comes a moment when you say to yourself, “We’re done.” It’s fun. The first year we came home from the shows and couldn’t sleep for joy. Not because we liked each other, but because we liked the moment we were having a great time. It was life-giving.

G.: Good timing?

BM: We used to say that the pandemic had just ended and lockdown-weary people were enjoying a show that was supposed to make them laugh. Another thing viewers told us was that it was obvious how good chemistry we had. But if you try to do the same things again, you may not succeed. There is no recipe for success.

G.: Are you worried about the consequences?

BM: At this point, no. And one reason is that these groups were created by people, some writing, some playing, some conducting, some composing music. We started building a small village where we work together. And that is increasing.

G.: A lot of teamwork. Vanity not playing?

BM: Everyone I mentioned to you are also buyers. (laughs) It’s a family that is constantly being enriched with new members. And we all play all the roles. The mother, the father, the child.

G.: how is your life art; Art; Art;

BM: No no no. Okay, that’s enough art. I like to read, I like to travel a lot, I like to have a good time, even just at home. I go out, I drink, I want to be quiet. When you work a lot, it’s not easy. But this year I have that luxury. Learn to enjoy things as they are. In my opinion, working a lot promotes dissatisfaction and stress.

G.: Do you have a little daily ritual?

BM: My partner and I have a dog that we walk with. This year I’m particularly enjoying reading. I also really like gymnastics. And friends. I’m a bit of a “bad guy”, I have a lot of friends. I’m good at listening to other people’s problems and talking to them. I’m a good listener, or rather, I’m good at thinking in each other’s company.

G.: Have you ever graduated from polytechnic?

BM: Yes. At first I didn’t like it at all. But when I decided to become an actor, the polytechnic suddenly became very interesting. It was a very correct counterbalance to the very chaotic and emotional element of the art. Through physics and mathematics you will find some structured answers to the chaos.

G.: What else are you good at?

BM: They grab my hands. Let’s say I did some wood carving during the pandemic. I learn quickly.

G.: You’re restless, aren’t you?

BM: I hadn’t. But this is what finally gives me peace

the information
The “Saute” series is available on ANT1+.

Styling employee: Christina Efstathiou. Care: Eleftheria Savvopoulou. Assistant photographer: Marios Bambouris. The photoshoot took place at Bagion Theater, Pl. 18 Omonias

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