Hussein Fahmi mesmerized by Haifa Wahbi's femininity
Prominent Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmi has denied circulating rumors that he has received an offer to star in a new film alongside Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi. The actor added that no one had even suggested such a proposal.
The actor made his comments during a conference he held at the Alexandria library in Egypt, and during the conference he stated that he admires Haifa's femininity, but refused to discuss her capability of acting in a film.
On a diffferent note, after Hussein's refusal to accept another offer to star in the television drama "Imarit Ya'koubain" (Ya'koubain's Building), he went back on his decision and began to negotiate with the producing compnay.
Hussein went back on his word after director Rabab Hussein backed out of directing the drama. Writer of the drama Atef Bashai stated that Hussein was very impressed with the role he was offered, which is the role of Zaki Al Dasouki. Atef said that Hussein liked the role because Zaki's character is very much like his.
Recently, Fahmi submitted his resignation as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in protest of the UN's inaction to halt the recent Israeli aggression against innocent civilians in Lebanon, and the recent heart wrenching Qana bombings that killed over 60 civilians, mostly women and children.
In an official press release Hussein said, "I cannot carry on as a Goodwill Ambassador to an institution that is incapable of making any difference in a country that is under siege," as a result of Israeli strikes.
The actor said, "As an Arab artist, it is inappropriate to hold such a position at this time."
"If a small nation cannot seek the assistance of the UN, who can they turn to?," questioned Hussein. He also said the UN mistakenly characterizes the Israeli aggression as "self-defense."
A few months ago an Egyptian court sentenced Hussein to six months in prison, and a fine of 500 Egyptian pounds for swearing at two police officers. Two officers stopped Hussein's vehicle on a Cairo street, and when the officers tried to question Hussein, he began swearing at them.
Hussein paid the fine and has appealed the verdict, hoping to avoid serving the jail sentence.
Hussein's latest television drama, “Muwatin Bi Rutbit Wazeer” (A Citizen with the Rank of a Minister), was written by Yasr Al Siawi and directed by Adel Al Asser. Hussein plays a duel role in the drama of twin brothers who are complete opposites, one honest and the other corrupt.