Anna Mikhalkova as Marina Lavrova
Marina is busy as a bee solving household and work issues: driving children around, tiding up, cooking, managing her flower business. None of her family members know that Marina is actually a pimp who provides rich customers with girls via an online-messenger.
Your character Marina, despite the title of the series, "An Ordinary Woman", is not that simple and clear-cut. What do you find likable about her?
Marina is an ordinary woman who found herself in unordinary circumstances. I can’t find this character unlikable, as my main challenge in this project is making Marina the most clear and likable character.
We call her "ordinary", as Marina, like most women in our country has to bear responsibility for the whole family: to earn money, run the household, and raise children... It seems to me, now there happens a shift in gender roles: 21th century man is a woman.
Why can't Marina confide in anyone the truth about what she does?
I think, she just doesn't have enough time for it. She constantly survives in quite an extreme situation, that’s why involving some new people into this game may lead to ever more trouble.