"I’m having a hard transition period," Zelenskyi said during a rare appearance on television after the first round of the election. On April 18, he came to the late-night political talk show, Pravo na Vladu ("Right to Power") on 1+1, the channel for which he has produced a wide range of comedy shows and sitcoms for over six years.
Leaving his production business is breaking out of his comfort zone, Zelenskyi said, but he felt it was his social mission.
"I will do everything I can. I will bring in smart people. If I fail, I will leave. That is why I’m running only for five years (one presidential term), and one of my first bills will be a law on impeachment," he said.
In his campaign, Zelenskyi has chosen a strategy of communicating with his voters through short video messages and having his advisers speak on television on his behalf. He has not held a press conference and has given almost no interviews to media, drawing the discontent of journalists.
The actor has been under scrutiny for his links to one of PrivatBank’s former owners, oligarch Ihor Kolomoiskyi.