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05/30/2009: "Video: MTV Newsblock interview (05.30.09)"

Source: allmylove.org

We have uploaded an exclusive HQ video of t.A.T.u.ís interview with MTV Newsblock on May 30th, 2009. Click here to download the video. Note: The video will be uploaded to YouTube in 2 parts. Thanks to Alex.A and Barza (tatu.ru/forum).

And what do you think is the reason of the bandís success?
Yulia: Obviously, we were at the right time, at the right day in the right place. But many people were saying that we became successful due to the lesbian image, that weíre just for several days; a year or two will pass and they wonít need those kisses. But time passed, kissing had finished, itís a new phase, and thereís music, cool videos.
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After many years, you begin solo careers. What is going to happen with your solo career?

Lena: Well, for me the most important point now is to find myself. I donít want to repeat t.A.T.u. I wanna to do something different, completely different. Well, I hope Iíll be able. Because I have a lot of fears. I, of course, very scared. but I believe in my abilities.

Yulia: Actually, it is just a new phase of life. Because it turns 10 years. Weíre not those 14 years girls, which would always play something, represent something.

The phenomenon of t.A.T.u. really exists, everyone knows it. And what do you think, what is the reason of the bandís success?

Yulia: Obviously, we were at the right time, at the right day in the right place. But many people were saying that we became successful due to the lesbian image, that weíre just for several days; a year or two will pass and they wonít need those kisses. But time passed, kissing had finished, itís a new phase, and thereís music, cool videos.

Lena: it was the right age. When we started, we were 15 years old. Yes, those girls in school uniforms were the dream of all adult men, and so on. Yes, indeed, this issue was important too.

Was it hard to be in this image for a long time?

Lena: Well, we had five years so, we survived. Because the second album came out since five years after the first one. And of course, when weíre tired, we changed our costumes.

Did you change it yourself?

Lena: Of course, just impossible to stop maturing.

You are an adult, you have a child. How do you combine this with a thriving creative activity? You have to fly somewhere, you have to record something in the studio, but you need a lot of time to pay to the family. How do you succeed?

Yulia: You know, honestly, I spend very little time with my children.

Less than you want, or really few?

Yulia: When I gave birth to my daughter, it turned out so that I gave birth to her, and there was a new contract, we parted with Shapovalov. And flew to the USA for 8 months to record an album.

Lena: For me it is a sick topic. Because I do want children. But thereís a problem with a father. I mean to find a father. And, of course, I wanna become a mother, although Iíve already became a godmother.

Do you think that youíre different?

Yulia: Sometimes we're completely different, but in some minute we're as a whole.

Lena: We are opposites. It is very important to Yulia to realize that she is the leader. She should be in the focus of everyoneís attention. And since I see it and know it, I intentionally become the second.

Do you love the group t.A.T.u.?

Yulia: I canít speak about myself. I do not know. If I was a usual human and saw those two crazy girls... I do not know what to say.

Well, would they excite you?

Yulia: I think that there are two options - either to love or hate. That is, in any case youíd be touched.

So, which option would you choose?

Yulia: I would hate and love at the same time.

Happy birthday!

Yulia: Thank you.

Lena: Thank you.

Replies: 17 Comments

on Friday, June 5th, Brandon said

I try not to be as harsh as Liz, but I do agree with her usually. Yulia's parenting skills are very questionable.

Oh, and thanks for wishing me luck. :P

on Thursday, June 4th, cynthia said

Lena really looks great in that interview

on Thursday, June 4th, cynthia said

i was afraid of yulia's lips exploading in the interview F* i think she has a problem :p lena is always pretty and natural!!! i love her !
and i'm looking forward to seeing their future careers and good luck brandon :P:P why do you hate yulia so much liz???:P

on Thursday, June 4th, cynthia said

i was afraid of yulia's lips exploading in the interview F* i think she has a problem :p lena is always pretty and natural!!! i love her !
and i'm looking forward to seeing their future careers and good luck brandon :P:P why do you hate ylia so much liz???:P

on Tuesday, June 2nd, Brandon said

I'd be more than happy to be the Father of Lena's babies. >_>

on Monday, June 1st, liz said

"Yulia canít spend much time with her children"

THEN DON'T BECOME A MOM!

on Monday, June 1st, Sofia said

Aw... I think Lena would make a great mother. She seems really kind. Her music is great- I really look forward to hearing it.

As for hating t.a.t.u., I only hate the delays and cancellations and whatever xD But that isn't SO much a fault of theirs.

on Monday, June 1st, Amanda said

Barzha posted a summary of the interview on the official forum.

- Lena doesnít want to repeat t.A.T.u., she wants something different
- Lena has a lot of fears about her solo career, but she believes itíll be OK
- The girls say t.A.T.u.ís success was due to many reasons - right age, right time, right image, etc.
- 10 years is a new step in their life
- Yulia canít spend much time with her children
- Lena does wants to become a mother but canít find a father for her children
- Yulia says the girls sometimes can be different, but sometimes they can be similar
- Lena says the girls are completely different, Yulia tends to be a leader
- Yulia says one can love t.A.T.u. and hate t.A.T.u. at the same time

on Monday, June 1st, Me said

I would translate Lena's part, but I can't on Yulya. That'd mean I would have to look at her face for long periods of time... ;P

on Sunday, May 31st, Jenny said

Volkova really needs to lay off the collagen. She's looking really rough.

But other than that, I really enjoyed the interview. I hope someone gets a translation out soon.

on Sunday, May 31st, Katie said

I think they both look great :D

on Sunday, May 31st, Sam said

just saw the translation coming soon part! thanks :)

on Sunday, May 31st, Sam said

aww man i can't understand a word of it :\

on Saturday, May 30th, Sofia said

Is it just me.. or does Yulia seem to be aging weirdly? Her face looks kinda old and odd. Shiny...

But Lena looks as usual- pretty and sweet. I love her voice! I hope she is successful with her solo stuff :3 I look forward to the changes... but they'd better release that third English album xD

on Saturday, May 30th, Courtney said

WTF is up with Yulia numerous lip injections?! How much more fake can she get? Lena looks and acts so sweet, natural and is so humble. Yulia is SUCH the opposite. No wonder they want to go their separate ways and live in different countries lol.

I honestly wonder how t.A.T.u. lasted so long with two girls who fought so much and who were SO different in practically every way.... I'm kinda glad they are separating because over the past few years you could see them drifting farther and farther apart and see MAJOR tension when they were together even when they denied it and tried to act happy to be together. It was getting harder and harder for me to believe them when they said stuff about how happy they were when they were together and even watch them together...

We all knew they couldn't stay that close forever and t.A.T.u. wouldn't last forever. It was just a matter of time before each of them wanted to move on and do their own things like get married or do solo stuff.

on Saturday, May 30th, liz said

damn yulia, stop with the lip injections please. they are way too big for your head!

on Saturday, May 30th, Me said

Well, we can all see Yulia has a high opinion of herself. lol