'Die Hard' Russian Actress Yuliya Snigir and Chess
Russian actress Yuliya Snigir plays a woman who's not what she seems to be in the new action movie "A Good Day to Die Hard." It's a perfect fit for the 29-year-old actress, according to a nice feature in Fresnobee.
"Playing chess was something that my parents wanted more than me," Snigir says with the slightest of Russian accents. "And, when the modeling offer came, I was more determined to study acting. I did some modeling while I was studying, but it was more like a hobby for me."
Her chess background won't go to a complete waste. Snigir explains that being able to look at a situation, evaluate it and then react is a lot like directing.
She wants to direct, and she is writing a screenplay that could be her big directing project. But she's not in a rush to move behind the camera. A director, to the actress, needs the maturity that comes with a lot of work experience and, for now, she's concentrating on acting.