Vlada Verevko: I had a dream of playing an operative

16 January 2022
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On Monday, January 17, the TV channel «Inter» will start the premiere of 24-episode action-packed ironic detective «Provincial». The picture was created by the crew of Kyivtelefilm Film Company. The director was Sergey Shcherbin, and the head cinematographer was Anton Verbin.

One of the key roles in the series was played by the actress Vlada Verevko.

In the film «Provincial» viewers will see her as the member of the operative group, senior lieutenant Alena Starobelskaya. The girl is intelligent, good-looking and, according to the script, is in love with the main character of the painting – Nikolai Semashko. However, the character is liked by a completely different figure, captain Elistratov, which leads to an emergence of a  real love triangle in the group.

«I’ve always dreamed of playing a police officer or a detective, so I’m really glad that my first film job back home was like this», – tells Vlada Verevko to journalists in the interview.

According to the actress, after reading the script, she had the impression that the image of Alena was based on herself. She notes her heroine makes jokes and sometimes behaves as she does in real life. Therefore, she says that she even thought that it would be a real shame not to get the role during the audition stage.

She confesses that upon learning that she was approved, she was in a pleasant shock and was glad that she was trusted in. Because she originally thought that the opportunity to play Alena would be given to a more well-known actress.

«To get directly into such a grop, at such a production and in a picture with such a script is an amazing opportunity for me as an actress, and certainly a fantastic experience», – emphasizes Vlada Verevko, adding that good friendship developed within the team during work on the project.

«I’m no stranger to working abroad, but here at home, this is my first experience of such work, and I think I could only dream of such partners. The guys turned out to be really fun, sincere. I was happy to work with them», – says the actress about the partners on set.


The full version of the interview with the actress Vlada Verevko about the shooting of the film «Provincial» can be read here.


We will remind you that the production of the series «Provincial» took place during spring and summer of 2021 in Kyiv and Kyiv region. The full cycle of production of the picture was carried out by the Kyivtelefilm Film Company.




24 episodes

Crime melodrama

Year 2021


Screenwriter: George Konn

Director: Sergey Shcherbin

Director of photography: Anton Verbin

Production designer: Alexander Ukolov

Costume designer: Tatyana Zubareva

Make-up artist: Irina Boytsova

Director of the film crew: Artem Suliga

Executive Producer: Pavel Karvan

General producer: Valentin Opalev

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