"I play beer, champagne, and a dead body of an ant": the story of an actor and man-meme Anton LapenkoPictolic
Memes with Anton Lapenko flooded the Runet in the end of 2019. This happened with the release of the YouTube series "Inside Lapenko" from the very first series, loved by thousands of users on the network. What is the secret of success Anton, who collects millions of views, gives an interview to Yuri Dude and distributed hundreds of pictures and gifs on forums and in social networks?
Before the glory of his Lapenko occurred in the Internet, the actor was leading a calm, measured life. He studied at the acting Department of VGIK and played a cameo role in the movie that brought him a modest and unstable income. Once, in the TV series "Chasing shadows", he played the pizza man, wet from fear and received 10 thousand rubles. He does not regret about this role — on the money Anton for some time lived.
Anton Lapenko at the theater
Now 34-year-old Anton Lapenko — actor of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. About his work on stage, he told Yuri Dude seriously and is very short: "I play beer, champagne, and a dead body of an ant". Such humble role does not upset the actor he calls theater his creative home, and to earn online. The video, which appeared first in instagram, and then YouTube did Anton famous and financially independent.
The first issue of the series "Inside Lapenko", which appeared on YouTube in late 2019, in just a few days gained over 4.5 million views. Now it is 11 million and the number of viewers is steadily growing. The show takes place in the late 80's or early 90-ies, and the main characters several.
This character of Lapenko — insecure and naive employee of a serious research Institute. He conducts genetic experiments and constantly finds himself in awkward situations.
Classmate engineer driver asfaltobetonnogo rink. A typical proletarian who loves to drink and have a particular fondness for turpentine.
This character is lead author of the program "Mystery hole", dedicated to the mysteries of Moscow. The transfer easily recognized and the numerous sunk into obscurity the TV shows of the 90-ies.
Two fans of Russian rock of the 80s and 90s, who passionately dream about popularity. Have a very limited vocabulary and often use the expression "finally collapse" and "well why are you hornet".
Moscow criminal group, dirty business which is trying to investigate in its program "Mystery hole" Journalist.
With this character Anton Lapenko began to conquer the vastness of the Internet. This is a parody of the show, telling about survival in the wild. The anchor's speech is replete with strange to the untrained viewer terms, such as "hairy taiga atsii".
All the work of Lapenko back in 90-ies and cause a light pleasant nostalgia. The author himself calls his work "fantasy and delusion". March 3, 2020, the actor talked with Yuri Dude and told the story of his success. It turns out that Anton long takes off his short video, but hits earlier was quite a bit.
They became wildly popular after repost his videos made his actress Irina Gorbachev. After this case, his channel took off, and just a year later the heroes of sketches of steel network meme. Told Lapenko and a little about yourself. Turns out he grew up in a family of 16 children. The actor — 11 brothers and 4 sisters, and this fact struck as Duda and spectators.
In an interview with the sister of Anton told me that when their father walked with the younger children on the street, came up to him surprised and asked — "is this all your children?" The man proudly answered "No, not all. At home there are more." About his family Lapenko responds with great warmth.
The actor admits that sometimes not enough food, but the house was always warm and relaxed atmosphere. He recalls that when a large family was identified in a residential building several floors of the children "ran through the apartments, as tarakanchiki".
Anton Lapenko — the undoubted star of the Internet. Instagram vine to his incredibly popular, and YouTube sketches "Inside Lapenko" looking forward to more than 5 million people. And, of course, do not forget our hero of his "creative home" — the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, which he continues to play ants and champagne. You can see Anton and also in the new TV series "Roots".