Peter Molzen talks tennis and cowboy boots

Bettina Goehmener

In-demand actor Peter Molzen on the Berliner Ensemble premiere of Ivanov, his TV thrillers and his favourite footwear.

He smiles and reveals the pages in his hand. “This is the primary act. I’ve to study it,” says actor Peter Molzen (52). The indisputable fact that there are nonetheless three extra to return, regardless of all the strain, would not fear the actor three days earlier than the premiere on January 21, 2023. After all, he performed in theater and TV collection for greater than 25 years. Now it may be heard within the Berliner Ensemble (BE). He performs the title position in Yana Ross’ manufacturing of Ivanov, primarily based on Anton Chekhov.

Born in Leipzig, works at BE since 2017/2018, was a member of the ensemble at Thalia in Hamburg, additionally recognized in Berlin from Gorky, Deutsches Theater and Schobühne. Molzen will also be seen in Tatort, Polizeyruf 110 and SOKO Wismar, however then largely as a prison or assassin. “For us in Germany, it is mainly discovering a physique someplace,” Molzen stated on German tv. “There’s SOKO, there’s SOKO.”

Peter Molzen (left) and Patrik Kalupa at Polyzeyruf 110 – Abgrund in mid-December Photo: rbb/Christoph Assmann

And now “Ivanov” in BE. “Yana Ross fully reworked the play with us with ten actors and moved it to the right here and now. It shall be held on the tennis membership in Gütersloh. Like Chekhov’s authentic, it is about cash and unfulfilled desires,” says Molzen. His character known as Nikolay as an alternative of Ivanov. His spouse will get sick, he feels accountable, however one thing new comes into his life.

When she meets BZ, she comes out robust: blue denims, black T-shirt, her favourite kind of footwear. “I all the time put on cowboy boots.” He shares his pursuits in wine and images and his incapacity to play tennis. He was not alone, he visited the tennis membership in Lankwitz twice to get recommendation from the members to arrange for “Aivanov”. By the best way, the meals there was superb, says Molzen.

He was additionally skilled. “Until now, I’ve not performed tennis, however the lesson went very nicely. Later I purchased a racket and gave it to my kids. Now they play towards the partitions of their rooms.”

Amelie Willberg and Peter Molzen in the play

Amelie Willberg and Peter Molzen within the play “Ivanov”. Photo: Matthew Horne

Molzen has been married since 2009, and his spouse Nora (38) can also be an actress. They have two sons and a daughter (aged eleven, 9 and six) and dwell in Prenzlauer Berg. How does he steadiness all of it? Molzen: “We’re high-quality, we have got so much, dwell daily.”

Peter Molzen first noticed his French spouse on stage on the Thalia Theater: “One factor led to a different,” he says. “Listening to my lovely spouse talking French was like listening to an operetta.”

He understands the language nicely, however on the finish he desires to study it correctly. “Until now, I’ve been too lazy. Everyone speaks French at residence. Sometimes I stand within the hallway and surprise if somebody can inform me what that is.”

Premiere on January 21 at 19.30, 22.1.23, 18.00 tickets left; 7. + 8.2.23 at 19.30, 13-42 euros, ☎ 28 40 81 55

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