- The role in “Sarah” was Agnieszka Włodarczyk’s screen debut. Controversy was sparked by the fact that an amateur teenager starred in erotic scenes
- Włodarczyk admits he still gets messages asking if she was harassed on the set of the movie
- Włodarczyk recently recalled: “I played to free myself. My mother gave me a choice, and I took advantage of it.”
- More of these texts can be found on the Onet homepage
“Sarah” by Maciej Seleski is the story of an affair between a gangster’s 16-year-old daughter and Leon, a hired bodyguard and traumatized ex-commando, who is several decades older than her. The roles of the lovers were played by Bogusław Linda and Agnieszka Włodarczyk. Sarah’s father, a powerful and ruthless criminal, was played by Marek Perebiceko, who marked her return to the screen after 15 years.
Agnieszka Włodarczyk and Marek Perepeczko played together in the movie “Sara”
The movie “Sarah”, which was shown in Polish cinemas on May 23, 1997. After the success of the drama “Dad”, which was two years her senior and won many awards, this time he decided to make an entertaining film without pretending to change the world, but with dynamic, fast-paced dialogues and. … the right dose of striptease,” Bowie Pewterwich wrote to Onet about Sarah.
if Agnieszka Wlodarczyk She came to the casting of Lesicki’s new movie, she was 16 years old. She was selected out of 250 candidates for the role of Sarah. Acting wasn’t exactly new to her — she had previously competed in the Miss Teen Poland contest, tried her hand at the Buffo Theatre, where she sang in the performances “So much love” and “Metro”, and also appeared in the music video for the song “Advertisement” by Krzysztof. Kasa Kasowski.
Agnieszka Wlodarczek (1997)
Critics’ attention was drawn to the fact that Włodarczyk, as a teenager, had to play “Sara” in scenes that required her to be naked – she appeared in erotic scenes with Bogusław Linda. The young actress had to ask her mother for permission to appear in the movie. According to some experts, the role required courage in another area as well. Bożena Janicka of the monthly newspaper “Kino” wrote of Włodarczyk: “He plays a rather ungrateful role. He has to deliver scripts to which the young audience reacts with bursts of laughter, which seems unexpected in these moments”.
Agnieszka Włodarczyk in “Sara”
This year, the artist spoke honestly on Instagram about her role in the movie “Sarah”.
I don’t think I’ve been candid about what made me play such a controversial role. (…]Acting was on my mind, but I didn’t think I’d get my first role so early, without preparation and school
– Włodarczyk admitted in August.
But when the day came when I had to decide whether or not I wanted to play such a daring role, I knew I had two options. Either I stay at home, which, to put it mildly, was not an oasis of peace, or I get the opportunity to escape from this nightmare and become independent. It was very important for me to be independent, so that no one would remind me of anything, shout, make me feel guilty, or make a fuss. I don’t want to go into details, but believe me, it wasn’t easy
she added. She explained, “My stepfather really hated me. Well, not everyone has a berry and a carefree childhood… So back to Sarah’s topic, I played to free myself. My mother gave me a choice, and I took advantage of it. Perhaps she instinctively felt that it would be better than staying at home. (…) Should I allow my child to see such scenes? I do not think so. However, I don’t want to judge my mother’s approach or conscience here.”
Włodarczyk revealed that after her performance of “Sara” she was met with disapproval and criticism in Poland, after which she was “basically disgraced”. She added that years later, she receives messages asking if she was harassed on the set.
I don’t feel like anyone in the group has overstepped my bounds. I was treated with respect and the team took very good care of me
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