Who Is Yulia Peresild: The Russian actor is now on a spaceship to shoot a movie Challenge in orbit which is set to become the first film to be shot in space.
Peresild along with the director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov have taken off to the International Space Station (ISS) which is a modular space station in low Earth orbit.
Who Is Yulia Peresild? Here's What We Know Of Her:
- Peresild is a Russian stage and film actor born in the Soviet Union.
- In 2003, she made her acting debut with a television series titled Land where she was given the role of Natasha Kublakova.
- Wanting to be an actor from a young age, Peresild performed in school plays. She graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in the year 2006.
- In the same year, she also made her film debut with the movie The Bride which was directed by Elyor Ishmukhamedov. She played the role of Olya Rodyashina in the film.
- She was also seen in Alexei Uchitel’s drama film The Edge as Sofia.
- Her other notable performance was in the TV series Santa Lucia. Sonnentau, a thriller is known to have made her a famous name in the Russian film industry.
- Her supporting role in Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog is often noted to be remarkable as well as her role as a Soviet Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko in the film Battle for Sevastopol.
- On the personal front, Peresild is married to film director Alexei Uchitel and has two daughters Anna and Maria.
- The 37-year-old actor is also a founding member of the charitable foundation "Galchonok" working to dispense medical treatment for children with organic central nervous system disorders.
- Peresild has been selected to be a member of the Soyuz MS-19 crew in order to shoot the film Challenge with actor Klim Shipenko.
- Reportedly, three thousand applications were submitted for the main role, out of which twenty were shortlisted and eventually Peresild was chosen.
- As of Tuesday, the crew consisting of the actor and the director of the film Klim Shipenko along with Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (commander) have taken off and arrived at the International Space Station (ISS).