Nikita Efremov.
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Nikita Efremov.

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Nikita Efremov said that he has an addiction that he is trying to get rid of. The actor admitted that he was struggling with alcoholism. At one time, Nikita too often applied to the bottle, but over time he realized that this habit was ruining him.

“I drank too much alcohol for a long time. When I realized the existence of this problem and admitted it, first of all to myself, it became easier to deal with the disease. Unfortunately, alcoholism in Russia is a big problem, and we must talk about it openly,” the actor said on the eve of the release of his new film “Sisters”.

The artist admitted that he uses the help of psychologists. They help him get rid of not only cravings for alcohol, but also from uncontrolled attacks of aggression.

“I have specialists for all problems. And I recommend this or that specialist to my friends. With the help of psychological methods, for example, hitting the pillow with a stick, I get rid of the accumulated aggression. I’m still screaming in the forest, ”said Nikita.

Probably, the example of his family helped to realize the depth of his addiction to an alcoholic artist. His father, Mikhail Efremov, started drinking from school, and over the years became not only an alcoholic, but also a drug addict. Now the actor is serving time for a drunken accident. Drunk driving, he got into an accident in which a man died.

Nikita’s grandfather, the founder of the Sovremennik Theater and the artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater, Oleg Efremov, also suffered from alcohol addiction. Over the years, the famous actor has earned a whole bunch of diseases: emphysema, intestinal ulcers, pain in the legs. Doctors categorically forbade him to drink. But Oleg Efremov simply reduced the amount of alcohol consumed to a minimum (in his own understanding). Two years before his death, his daily norm was a bottle of whiskey with mineral water and a pack of Marlboro.

Nikita Efremov and Irina Starshenbaum at the premiere of the film "sisters".

Nikita Efremov and Irina Starshenbaum at the premiere of the film “Sisters”.

A photo: Boris KUDRYAVOV

In the mystical thriller “Sisters” Nikita Efremov and actress Irina Starshenbaum play spouses. At first glance, they are doing well: Anya and Andrey are married and have a little son. She bakes custom-made cakes at home and sells them through social networks, he has a highly paid job. Andrei provides for his family well and seems to be a loving husband. But in fact, Anya has long been suffering from the hidden aggression of her husband, who beats her. A desperate woman is looking for a way to get rid of the offender, and as a result, dark mystical forces come to her aid.

At the premiere, Nikita Efremov said that the role in “Sisters” allowed him to take a fresh look at himself. According to the actor, he does not justify his hero, but he perfectly understands why he became like that. Every person has both good and bad. And it depends only on him which side – light or dark – will outweigh in the end.

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