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Ivanka Sakhno is a daughter of Kyiv movie-makers. She spent a lot of time on filming locations. When she was 8 years old she began dreaming about a film career. Then her mother showed her film “Amelie”, and she was so in love with the cinema that she received her first role in the sitcom “Lesya + Roma” the following year,” Ukrinform reports.
Her fees for Ukrainian TV and film roles were put aside for studying abroad. At age of 13, she went to study at a regular Canadian school in Vancouver almost without any knowledge of English.
She came to the masterclass of two Hollywood casting directors who introduced Julia Roberts and Leonardo DiCaprio to the world. It was the first meeting of Ivanna Sakhno with Hollywood, which later continued in Los Angeles.
Today, the actress is perfectly fluent in English, but even now she is always practicing with it tutors. She speaks English even with her parents in order to keep the Slavic accent away.
Ukraine remains an important part of her life. During the Revolution of Dignity, she went to a rally in America along with the Ukrainian diaspora. Two years ago, on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival Ivanka Sakhno appeared with a sign of support of the imprisoned Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.
Shortly, there will be a sequel to the fantastic blockbuster “Pacific Rim” from Universal Studio and the comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me”; Ivanna Sakhno stars in both films. Young actress is in Kyiv today in order to provide Ukrainian dubbing for her character of the one of her new films.
In addition to dubbing, Ivanka plans to meet with Ukrainian designers.