Tell us more about being back in Cairo to work on El Zebaq…I play a character who experiences a love story with Omar Salah Taha, played by Karim Abdel Aziz. I’m very happy with this project, the people working on it, the professionalism, the quality of the cinematography, and the director, Wael Abdallah. The thing I love the most about it is that I'm back in Egypt, because I haven’t been here since Nekdeb Law Olna Ma Benhebsh, which was four years ago. There will be a season 2 next year as well, so I know I’ll be coming back!
What do you like the most about being here?The people! It’s always the first thing that comes to my mind when asked this question. It’s amazing how one can feel comfortable around Egyptians. They’re so much like Lebanese people in the way they think, their big hearts, their love for people, their sense of humor, and their positivity. There isn’t as much positivity anywhere else! Regardless of all the problems and issues surrounding them, they always take a positive approach to life. I always feel this when I’m shooting. Even though each person has their own problems, you feel like they’re all still happy in one way or another.
What’s your favorite role so far?It’s a role in a movie that has not yet been released, we spent four months filming and were done before I came back to Egypt. I can’t reveal anything, but I can tell you that it was the most challenging role I have ever played. The conditions that surrounded us while filming, along with the physical and psychological fatigue were unbearable. But it was the best role I have ever played!
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