“Kostas Voutsas comes and tells me: if you don’t standardize, you won’t do well in your career,” describes Giorgos Konstantinou.
Giorgos Constantinou gave a full interview to the camera of the show “Two in One”. The great actor spoke to journalist Iordanis Papakyriakou in one of his rare television appearances, referring to his career and the era of Greek cinema.
“An actor has to be everything. Back in the day, people saw a comedian and had a demand to make him laugh. That brought in tickets, so business people would tell you to play similar acts. This is how everyone was stereotyped: Stavridis, Gionakis, Veggos, Voutsas”, reports Giorgos Konstantinou.
“I didn’t have a type and Kostas Voutsas comes and tells me: if you don’t get standardized, you won’t do well in your career. He tells me: you will make a guy, the tall lame one, and people will come to see you. I tell him: I prefer to leave the Theater than to be stereotyped. So, playing different roles, I left cinema with only 15 films, I was done,” he then describes.
“The young kids now watch black and white movies and they like them. This pleases me very much. It was the age of innocence, the humor was simple and not crude as later. That’s why when some black and white films were made in color, many reacted. But the color can attract young people”, admits Giorgos Konstantinou.
“I never felt like a star. Stars were those who passed perfectly standardized through the world. Aliki Vougiouklakis, Kostas Hatzichristos. These were the stars. Although I feel full of television, I am looking for something to do and I will turn to ERT”, concludes the actor.