7. AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR ACTING CAREER, IT IS CERTAIN THAT YOU FACED SOME OBSTACLES THAT MAY HAVE DEMOTIVATED YOU; TELL US ABOUT A MAJOR ONE AND HOW YOU SUCCEEDED TO OVERCOME?
I definitely been through a hell of demotivating moments; however, I always consider these stuff are what built me stronger. When I first came to Egypt, and after I was done with the first TV series, I spent a while with nothing in hand, where at Jordan there were quite good achievements going on there. I met a producer who asked me what are you doing exactly? The gents over there are doing amazing jobs. I answered him that I can see where I am heading to. However, the moment I answered him, I felt in doubt! What helped me to overcome it quickly is my will to move forward and never give room for any negative energy to sip in and drain me.
8. SO FAR, WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING ROLE THAT YOU PLAYED?
Akram in “Haza el Masaa” it is very challenging to play a starring role with no master scene; especially that Akram’s character is not easy to understand, since the role has too many unrevealed details. Another challenge was actually reading the people feedback on the show and they keep wonder “what is Eyad Nassar exactly doing in the series?” while I am still shooting until the very last few episodes. My bet was that audiences’ perspectives of Akram contribution will get upside down. It was definitely exhausting and daring as well to proceed with shooting while the program is on air.
9. THE CHARACTER THAT YOU PLAYED AND INFLUENCED YOUR PERSONALITY THE MOST?
Said El-Agaty in “Moga Harra” Series. I believe that we are a mixture of all different characters and personality traits yet with different percentages. Meaning that we are all kind and evil, liars and honest. Being an actor exposes you to all these different behaviors and attitudes, which at some point, nurtures the seed of a certain trait within you. Back to Said el Agaty, this role specifically, the doubtful cop characteristics have elevated to an extent that it became annoying for the people around me.
10. TELL US ABOUT A ROLE THAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN MORE SATISFIED WITH, IN TERMS OF THE AUDIENCE REACTION? I would tell “Afrah el Qoba.” I think this series specifically when it got aired at the first place, it was an unexpected material by the audience, clumsy to watch and follow this kind of narrative style with the different characters point of views. Still, it was an 32 | March 2018