Social media users were shocked when they discovered that the Ukrainian president voiced Paddington the bear in the hit movie starring Hugh Bonneville. He also won the Ukrainian version of Dancing With The Stars
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Fans of the Paddington series were completely shocked when they discovered that the Ukrainian president Zelensky voiced the main character.
Volodymyr Zelensky, 44, made headlines this past week due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, but the country’s incumbent president worked for 23 years as an actor and comedian before participate in politics.
Twitter and other platforms have viewed video clips and images reenacting Zelensky before becoming president of Ukraine.
One of the clips and some stills doing the rotations shows the president of Ukraine recording the voiceover for the marmalade-loving friendly bear in the Ukrainian version of the show. Paddington and Paddington 2 .
Fans were completely disappointed, many couldn’t believe their eyes.
One Twitter user said: “I don’t think President Zelensky could get any cooler, but I just found out that he is Paddington Bear’s Ukrainian accent,” said one Twitter user.
“I’m getting older today knowing that Paddington the bear in the Ukrainian film version is actually voiced by President Zelensky. Amazing,” another wrote.
A third later added: “There’s something very poetic about Zelensky being the voice of Paddington Ukraine, when thousands of Ukrainians find themselves at foreign train stations, far from home.”
Another said: “Wait, Zelensky is Paddington Ukraine AND a strict winner Ukrainian?
The fifth author writes: “Author Paddington Bear drew inspiration from Jewish refugee children during World War II. Chew that carefully in relation to Zelensky’s legacy, his involvement in Paddington. … and our government is reluctantly opening its arms to Ukrainian refugees right now.”
While the sixth said: “So sweet to find out that Volodymyr Zelensky is the Ukrainian accent of Paddington Bear.”
In a preview video for Paddington 2, Zelensky addressed viewers of the film and said, “Hello my dear friends. I, Volodymyr Zelensky, will voice the wonderful, charismatic, friendly bear Paddington. “
He went on to say that the film can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, adding: “You know you’re bound to come out of the movie in a great mood.”
His talent and endless career before becoming president of Ukraine did not stop at Paddington.
2006 saw Zelensky compete and win the Ukrainian version of Dancing with the Stars, and clips have been posted on social media of the now dancing president taking the dance studio by storm.
In 2015, he starred in a TV series titled Servant of the People, where he played the president of Ukraine – which would later become a reality.
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