You’ve got nearly definitely seen Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy within the information in latest days taking a stand towards Russia’s navy invasion. With the president’s elevated visibility, persons are paying extra consideration to his earlier profession as an actor and comic. Now, we all know that alongside along with his rising political reputation, he additionally supplied the Ukrainian voice for one of many best-loved characters on cinema: Paddington Bear, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Paddington manufacturing firm StudioCanal confirmed to THR that President Zelenskyy voiced the bear within the blue duffle coat in each Paddington and Paddington 2. When you do not consider us, here is Zelenskyy himself talking in a promotional video for the second movie:
A translation (by way of AV Membership) reads: “Good day to my darling buddies. I, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, will lend my voice to the great, charismatic, pleasant bear Paddington. Paddington [is a film] you possibly can go to see along with your entire household, and everybody will take pleasure in it no matter your age. You recognize you’ll undoubtedly stroll out of the movie in a unbelievable temper.”
Zelenskyy’s profession is just not restricted to Paddington by any means, although. Earlier than he was an actor who was elected president of Ukraine, he was an actor who performed the president of Ukraine. Within the sequence Servant of the Individuals, he performed a instructor who turns into president after a political rant video goes viral. He was elected the identical month the sequence finale aired. In 2006, the comic gained Ukraine’s model of Dancing with the Stars, as effectively.
Zelenskyy was energetic in comedy, movie, and tv in Ukraine from 1997 up till his election in 2019. In that point he starred in a wide range of characteristic movies like Love within the Large Metropolis, Workplace Romance, 8 First Dates along with the above productions.