Kateřina Winterová now appears on the Nový screens in a new crime series, in which she plays the head of the murder department, Karel Langerová. How is she? And which quality, according to the actress, is essential for such a position?
“Karla is a confident investigator who is not afraid of male competition and can move well in the environment that makes up her working life. She is respected in her boss position, but at the same time she arouses an unpleasant feeling in other colleagues that she is always a little ahead. Major Langer is simply a boss every inch. They hate lies and are not afraid of unpleasant confrontations if they lead to a positive result. Her husband, also a police officer, was shot and she stubbornly searched for his killer. But she is also the mother of a teenage daughter, and she often has surprising moments outside her home, because behind them, her position as an eternal investigator by her daughter is decently out of service, ”says Winter in an interview.
Is the work of forensic scientists generally sympathetic, close to you?
We often meet professional forensic scientists during filming. It is very interesting to talk to them about their work and perceive that they are the same, quite positive personalities. Their job is a lot of strong nerves and psychology. I have personally met with investigators who act as people with whom it is very pleasant to spend time. They have my respect and admiration. Meeting evil on a daily basis must be very demanding on the psyche, and yet we can laugh together with the forensic scientists and have fun even in good food.
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Could you imagine yourself in action? And did you have to undergo any special training before filming?
With colleagues Petr Konáš and Jan Holík, who play the captains of Karlin’s investigation team, we had some training with professionals on how to hold a weapon, how to move with it, we learned to pacify an attacker and we got acquainted with the most common reactions of perpetrators. No, we tried to catch everything and get it in the body, but obviously, police training and practice really can’t match it. But it was definitely a very interesting experience. Most of all, I remember not waving that gun like a fan.
Is there a case, as the Boss, that you are dealing with, which has shaken you, or have you thought about him at least more than the others?
Major Langer is dealing with the most difficult cases, which are murders. I really can’t choose what’s worse here, whether it’s murder out of jealousy or because of money. These are always situations where someone takes another’s life. I watch those stories not let go of the body. Viewers like crime and the detective genre, and I’m here as an actor to entertain them. I approach it simply rationally, otherwise I would not be able to play it in such a team under the influence of emotions from individual cases. I really enjoy my work at the Boss and I hope he will entertain the audience as well.
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In the forensic genre, it is quite crowded with female heroines, even though men predominate in it, of course… Do you have a favorite among them?
I really like Agatha Christie and her Hercule Poirot. I can still see the series led by actor David Suchet. I also failed the series Most with the main heroine, investigator Saga Noren. I also had the opportunity to dub the actress Sofia Helin and she is just great. In general, I really like Nordic crime.
So you look at criminals… Or is any of the film genres even closer to you?
Yes, criminal and detective television is very close to me. This genre attracts me and I actually relax with it. But even with a good sci-fi or Hollywood movie. I also like Italian and Spanish cinema. But my main concern is whether the story and its representatives catch me. I can’t watch a series or a movie when I’m the unsympathetic protagonist. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a pity or a negative.