But she has yet to take the easy route where her roles are concerned. "Mathilde," which explores another May-December romance, is tough stuff. "The background is the war in Yugoslavia and it’s about this dreamy girl who falls in love with a general in the U.N. Army and kind of makes his world go upside down," says Kukhianidze. "All his values and morals that he had before he met her suddenly break down in a way that makes him realize there are more important things in life than violence or war."
All this, and Kukhianidze says she’s still searching for a "difficult role."
"You know, a really hysterical girl. Something that challenges you," she says. "I just saw ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ for the first time and I think Roman Polanski is incredible, but he’s banned here, poor guy."