Ward al Khal Dreams of Openness, Freedom in Lebanese Art World
Lebanese actress Ward al Khal is currently participating in the Syrian series Radm al Asateer directed by Haitham Haqqi by playing the role of a spy who becomes victim of love and dies along with her lover whom she is supposed to trap.
“I had better opportunities than others but despite this I am not completely satisfied with what I have been offered. Young stars are suffering from despair as they are misevaluated as far as their competencies are concerned. Favoritism plays a big role in Lebanon and thanks to God for what I am offered. But this does not mean that I should not feel with others who suffer from frustration and despair,” al Khal told the daily al Hayat.
Ward al Khal believes that the level of local art production in Lebanon is next to nil due to the absence of care for art in the country. She claims that what interest the Lebanese are just commercial deals and favoritism, which play the biggest role. Producers are scared to get involved in any costly artwork.
The Lebanese actress dreams of a renaissance in drama film production and refrain from dealing with things in a skeptical manner in an attempt to earn money only. “I dream of a role that deals with the issues of interest to our people and which we suffer from daily to the extent that they have their impacts on our work. Art is civilization, which if we stamp out will put ourselves in darkness. And if we carry out things that are inconsistent with us as people, we would slip constantly rather than advance. I dream of openness and freedom, which we lack in our art world. In this context I can simulate the actor with the journalist, who presents a stance and an opinion through his work,” she added – Albawaba.com