Tall, slender, attractive and alluring, Sophia Krainov has intoxicated many a super model photographer and many a Hollywood director with her exotic appearance and undeniable Russian dialect. Although an accomplished actress in her native land of Russia, she yearns for her big break to star in American films. However, the moral character instilled in her, by her over protective mother and doting grandmother, during her upbringing in Russia, has been the deciding factor not to succumb to the temptation to use the director’s “casting couch” to land prestigious acting roles in Hollywood films.
Sophia appreciates the opportunities that are available in United States, but her heart still remains with Russia. That’s why Sophia’s bond is so tight with one of her closest confidants, Russian Dr. Irina Sulemina, also living in Malibu. While still being thankful they live in America, Sophia and Irina can talk for hours about their love for Russia and how little Americans understand the Russian culture. Sophia and her American friend, Jessica Sanchez, often find entertainment in suggesting to Hollywood air-headed bimbos, (who clearly know nothing about Russia), that the “Kremlin” is a new flavored coffee creamer and that the Russian “K.G.B.” stands for Keep Getting Botox.
Sophia writes home to her mother and grandmother in Russia every other week, amusing them with stories of the wastefulness and extravagance of the American way for life. Her entertaining letters are obvious attempts to that assure her relatives in Russia, that she hasn’t given up her Russian traditions and beliefs. Somehow, this seems to bridge the distance between them. Sophia isn’t convinced her family has forgiven her for leaving Russia, giving up her illustrious acting career. Although they would never admit it, she often wonders if they maybe her mother is slightly envious of her new life in sunny Malibu, California.