Lebanese and Tunisian actresses' invasion of Egyptian cinema upsets occupants
The wave of calling in Lebanese and Tunisian actresses' to replace Egyptian ones by producers and directors has caused rise for anger and disappointments. Many reasons have led to these replacements most of which have to do with the success foreign actresses proved starring in Egyptian films and the fact that most Egyptian actresses' have refused to accept roles that call for some form of intimacy and being seductive.
According to the Arab magazine Laha, Lebanese and Tunisian actresses are always willing to accept roles that call for being provocative and seducing unlike their Egyptian counterparts. This in turns saves producers and directors the hassle of having to alter scripts that contain intimate scenes to accommodate the conditions set by most Egyptian actresses'.
Some producers said that the reason behind nominating Lebanese and Tunisian actresses is because they present a new kind of beauty that is not present in Egyptian women. This beauty has proven to be popular among the Egyptian and most Arab audience.
The resignation of some Egyptian actresses has also led producers and directors to seek alternative actresses from outside Egypt, ones that they are sure won't put them in a tight spot and suddenly announce that they have decided to end their acting career.
Lebanese singers like Alissa, Haifa Wahbi, Maya Nasri, Nancy Ajram, Pascal Mash'alani, Katia Harb, and Nicole Saba have received a number of nominations by producers and directors from Egypt.
Nicole has been chosen for the leading role in Egyptian comedian Adel Imam's new film. Nancy was nominated for the leading role with Egyptian actor Hani Ramzi in the film "Awiz Ha'ei" (I Want My Share).
Director Ali Rajab has selected Maya Nasri to star in his upcoming film "Muaskar Hubb" (Love Academy). Alissa was nominated by Egyptian singer Mustafa Amar to star in his upcoming film "Autograph ". Alissa had commented that she does not plan to go into acting at the moment and prefers to focus on her singing career.
Haifa has declined an offer to take part in the film "Al Limbi" by director Mohammad Saed. Katia Harb was nominated by Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Saqqa for a leading role in his upcoming movie "Tito", which will be filmed next year.Katia has not given the final acceptance, saying it will be based on whether taking up any role would affect her singing career or not. -Albawaba.com
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