Anton Yelchin & Victor Levin

Anton Yelchin & Victor Levin

Anton Yelchin and Victor Levin’s film 9 to 5, was the closing night film at the 2015 Cinequest Film Festival. I recollect vividly how patiently Yelchin and Levin stood at the Red Carpet answering all our questions. When it was my turn to interview them I checked with Yelchin if he could speak in Russian. And, he was such a great sport that he readily agreed to say a couple of lines in Russian.

Here is the interview where Yelchin speaks in Russian and Levin explains why and how he got Yelchin to act in his directorial debut film 9 to 5.


On June 18, Yelchin died in what is being described as a freak accident. Yelchin started his career as a child artist and went to act in films like Alpha Dog and Star Trek. Next month he can be seen in the new Star Trek film.

Yelchin was born in Russia and moved to the US as a child. He was 27 years old.


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