Abdel Rahman Al Rashi: the New Artists Generation Has No Identity
Syrian actor Abdel Rahman Al Rashi, known by his audience through his roles characterized with brutality and evilness, reiterates that his real life is completely the opposite.
“In fact, I do not know why I took these evil roles although my life is completely the opposite. I neither attack anybody nor do I look down on others as long as they respect me,” Al Rasha told the daily al Hayat.
The artist who belongs to the old Syrian artists’ generation thinks “the new generation is difficult to identify but it is a generation, which is looking for bread, money and fame. This is due to the fact that wages of artists are low. But I hope they will find their own way quietly as they need work and practice at the broadcasting corporation because this profession depends on words and on how to convey what you want. The broadcasting corporation spurs the actor to perform properly because it polishes his performance. I admit that I owe this corporation a great deal as I have there more than 30,000 hours of work.”
Regarding the future of the Syrian drama, he said, “I am not a pessimistic person as optimism is needed and the presence of bad drama works does not cancel the drama completely. This problem is found in both the Egyptian and Syrian drama. The quality of the drama whether good or bad depends on the structure of work but not its nationality.
“As for my new performances, I am not planning to implement or dream of extraordinary works but I will continue learning until I die,” added Al Rashi -- Albawaba.com