And sex symbols were once teenagers: Taras Tsymbaliuk made the network laugh with his school photos where he is unrecognizable
Popular Ukrainian actor Taras Tsymbaliuk shared his school photos. It's hard to recognize the star, who is now called the "sex symbol" of Ukrainian cinema. As you can see from the photos and the actor's words, Tsymbaliuk was the life of the party and always found adventures.
The actor posted the archival footage on his personal Instagram page. Under them, he shared his own memories of the old days, calling them "beautiful, carefree and foundational."
In high school, Tsymbaliuk wore a hairstyle that was fashionable at the time, with volume on the top of his head and elongated hair in the back. In the photographs, he looks really happy and carefree - he laughs a lot and makes funny expressions.
"School years were wonderful. Carefree and foundational... Of course, first of all, thanks to these people in the photo. The energy that arose when we saw each other was priceless! Scientists say that statistically, the global inner formation of each person is formed in high school! It is possible. Personally, the longer I live on earth, I am convinced that in this life the statistics of subtle matters are very doubtful, individual... So I am happy when people are happy in their own way, bypassing some systemic expectations imposed by society!" the star of the series "To Catch a Kaidash" shared his philosophical reflections.
According to the "sex symbol," it was in high school that he formed as a person. Mostly, it was because of his environment, which Tsymbaliuk speaks of with special warmth. He calls his school friends "his people" and emphasizes that it was during that period that he first felt "sympathy" for the stage and performances.
"I had a cool reboot in the 9th and 10th grade when we were divided into economic and humanitarian studies. First of all, I got "my people" and like-minded people in humor (this is so damn important), KVN and travel, interest in the stage, the Korsun disco "August" where I could grow up in a couple of hours, football, the epic opening of Lineage 2 (an online game), and a personal, intuitive choice of school subjects that finally began to interest me. One day I finally exhaled, realizing: "Why do I need these damn sines and cosines, advanced algebra, etc."... At 14, it's easier to study when you realize that you are closer to literature, geography, and history than to the polar opposite. I'm grateful to my parents for supporting me in this, even though they themselves taught at my gymnasium," the actor said.
Tsymbaliuk said that he was "high on life" in high school, and in his company all his friends complemented each other. The actor is not ashamed that sometimes he can even shed a tear, recalling the wonderful period of his youth, and this nostalgia always brings a sincere smile to his face.
"For example, we were looking forward to lunch in the cafeteria (we had 20 minutes to eat there), rehearsing something all the time, going to festivals and competitions, and often going to the computer club, which became a sacred place for us. Sometimes we would come on weekends and, frankly, we were pretty good at studying. Nowadays, I can smell the cutlet or soup from the school cafeteria somewhere... and suddenly I am transported so far back (to 2005-2007), to those unique memories of my native gymnasium and the heyday of my youth. And I get goosebumps from the joy that I still "carry" all this in me, my soul becomes so warm," the actor added.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that the actor's father is a historian and political scientist. Back in the 90s, he began to think that war with Russia was inevitable. Taras Tsymbaliuk recalled how his father shamed him for filming a video for the Russian band Leningrad.