Catherine Zeta Jones

Image of Catherine Zeta Jones inspired the Character of Margarita


The feature animation film The Master and Margarita, produced by Alexander Goldberg Jero, is already expected to be a success. Inspired by the world famous novel of the Soviet author Mikhail Bulgakove, who wrote it between 1928 and 1940, the film will very likely be a triumph for both national and international audiences. The novel was written during the Stalinist period and banned by the government because of its rebellious subject matter. The literary background of the novel will definitely attract a wide audience to the cinemas, as well as younger kids because of the magical storylines and, of course, its animation style. The original plot follows the character of the Master, a writer of an unpublished novel banned by the government, and his wife Margarita, who makes the decision to sell her soul to the devil, who masks himself as a professor in Moscow, to salvage the Master from a psychiatric ward. 

The fact that the critically-recognised producer and musical composer Alexander Goldberg Jero will bring his undiscussed talent into the production of this exciting new animation feature film, with his unique musical and visual approach. Born in Moscow and musically educated in New York, the musical mastermind will create an atmospheric soundtrack for the film, in addition to many other aspects that will contribute to its success. 

Interestingly, Goldberg Jero was inspired by the iconic actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in the creation, design and writing of the character of Margarita. The Academy Award and BAFTA winner is definitely a muse for many of the greatest producers and directors, with her iconic roles in Intolerable Cruelty and Ocean’s Twelve. With her exemplary style, warm and strong personality and incredible charm, it is no surprise that a star like Zeta-Jones would inspire Goldberg-Jero’s creativity. A character as strong, independent and simply captivating such as Margarita could have only been inspired by a true icon. 

The fact that Goldberg-Jero chose Catherine Zeta-Jones as an inspiration definitely tells us a lot about the film, and the messages behind it. The idea of female empowerment behind this choice is undeniable and definitely an exciting and modern addition to the original plot. This will also make the character of Margarita much more relatable and likeable for young women, as well as children, while keeping the charisma and glamour that makes her so unique and captivating. 

Even though there is still a while to wait before the release of The Master and Margarita, audiences waiting for it can surely expect incredible scenes and amazing narratives from this new feature animation film, thanks to the contributions of its producer Alexander Golberg Jero.