It is natural for an actor to be dissatisfied with his early works, but with the passage of time as he/she matures, matters begin to look different. After reaching the level of stardom and becoming a celebrity, he/she will then begin to select roles ...

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Published: Mon 10 May 2004, 1:19 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:57 AM

that satisfy them, according to film starlet Yosra.

Yosra, however admitted that she was not satisfied with some of her performances in the beginning of her career. She ascertained that there were works she had discarded and did not want to see again on the screen.

She defended the medium of advertising in which she had presented several ads on the ceramic and other products like ghee.

She expressed admiration over the experience of King Abdullah VI of Jordan on publicity for his country while riding a motorbike and touring all parts of his country. She was amazed with the Jordanian monarch, who she said was addressing tourists and encouraging them to visit the Kingdom and enjoy its antiquities and weather.

On her serial 'Malak Rohi', which was telecast on a cultural satellite channel, she said 'I was happy with the experience and the character I had acted out.'

In reply to a question on reasons why she did not appear in the old-age phase of the serial, she said 'Unlike man, the woman had always been able to keep her beauty for a long time. Wrinkles and effects of time appear on man's face while women resort to dye, which makes their hair brighter. This is supplemented by make-up which makes her look much younger than her age, whereas men cannot be made to look younger.'

Some critics say that your role in 'Dantella' was illogical because it shows two women falling in love with a man and marry him at one time, she said, 'The film was based on a true story and the two ladies were close friends to me (as in the film). The two women fell in love with a young man, who married both, but divorced them later.'

She said the story was well known and happened in real life. The author of the movie had translated the incident into a film.

When asked whether singing made her too busy to be available for drama and who was behind her decision of sticking to singing, she said, 'Acting was my big love and I had entered the world of acting through singing. Abdul Halim Nasr had discovered and introduced me on the first opportunity with the late film starlet Souad Hosni, the first singer who made me love singing. Singing is not something new to me and new cassette of me would be on sale in markets during summer.'

Commenting on some actors and actresses who discarded some of their works, she said 'Frankly speaking I was not satisfied with all my works because at the beginning one would not be mature but later when one reaches the level of stardom and becomes a celebrity he/she would be qualified enough and competent to choose and go ahead with works that satisfied him/her.'

She described advertising as an interesting work she enjoyed and felt as if she was working on film set.

When asked for her comments on the news that she had presented two plays and were not shot for the TV, she said 'Yes I had presented two plays which were Llama papa ya nam (When daddy goes to bed) we did not shoot it because it ceased functioning, as the star of the play Alaa Wali El Deen passed away. We could have shot it again but we could not find an actor to replace Alaa. The second play Kaab Aali or long heel was not shot because I differed with the producer because he did not arrange suitable publicity. I believed that the audience was the only loser in this matter.'

She said 'But sincerely, it's the audience which creates the stars.' Elaborating, she said 'When the artist or artiste becomes sincere with himself/herself as well as the role being played and made the audience feels it. She, however, said 'Eventually it is to the audience which crowns the actor because the artist without audience is nobody.'

She cast light on her serial 'Malak Rohi' saying it was about decent businessmen in a form of romanticism the drama lacks. The serial, she said, showed that not all businessmen are thieves but there are decent among them who have been trying hard on improving the economy. She said the director of the serial Magudi Abu Omaira sought assistance of Mortada Mansour, but the latter apologised, thus the role was assigned Twafiq Abdul Hameed for only 10 minutes.

When asked about the her relationship with Mortada Mansoor, though he was her litigant in the famous officer case, she held Mortada in high esteem saying 'I felt his bravery, manliness and magnanimity when he learned that I was right and immediately withdrew the case.'

Answering a question on whether there was a project on the cards for shooting a romantic movie, she affirmed and said, 'The film will be titled 'Kalam Fi Al Hob', as people need love. She said such works would succeed and audience would accept them in order to overcome the crisis of the present comedy films. Cinema should diversify and demonstrate different experiences in order to keep up and continue.'

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