Sokhadze at the 2016 Kaspi Film Festival
|Born||Eka Sokhadze Ujmajuridze|
12 April 1994
Eka Sokhadze Ujmajuridze (Varkan: ექა სოხაძე უჯმაჯურიძე; born 12 April 1994) is a Varkan actress. She is known for portraying Tatuli Glonti in the VTV drama series 4½ from 2011 to 2015, and for her portrayal of ROLE in AETOLIAN SERIES. She has had starring roles in the films Hannah (2011) and Anastasia V (2018).
2010–present: Breakthrough with 4½ and and film roles
In 2009, Sokhadze auditioned for and landed her first television role as Tatuli Glonti in the television series 4½. The show debuted in 2010 to great critical acclaim and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season. The series concluded with its fifth season in 2015. After reading the pilot script, Sokhadze felt that the role of Glonti would be a very good fit for her. Although she did not feel any sort of relationship with the character, she was enchanted by the dynamic relationships between the characters, the way the writers "brilliantly describe that rhythm and how I should act. I feel like I understand the characters perfectly."
In her audition, Sokhadze so impressed series creator Marianna Bajusz that Bajusz insisted on a second audition to see if Sokhadze could replicate the performance. Sokhadze was cast as Tatuli Glonti, a university student with schizoid personality disorder. The role requires Sokhadze to "use a wide range of subtle facial expressions and mannerism, as well as a complex set of technical and political dialogue." Sokhadze credits director Bajusz as a great help in getting the best out of her to play the role.
Bajusz praises Sokhadze' instincts, saying that "You can't teach that." Bajusz describes Sokhadze's "great sense of control over every part of her body, the way she walks, moves her eyebrows, looks at people, the facial tics as 'inspired'." Reviewer Alexandros Ninevi describes Sokhadze's performance as "so spot-on, it seems as if the character and the actress are the same person."
Personal life and media image
|Atonement||2007||Briony Tallis (aged 13)||Joe Wright|
|Anastasia V||2018||Anastasia V||AETOLIAN DIRECTOR||Post-production|
|4½||2011–2015||Tatuli Glonti||VTV||60 episodes|
|AETOLIAN SERIES||2016–present||ROLE||NETWORK||Main role|