Egyptian actress Rania Farid Shawqi refuses to act as a dancer in any upcoming TV or cinematic work after her role as “Fifi the dancer” in the Ramadan series “Al Ataar Wal Sabaa Banat” (The Spice Dealer and his Seven Girls).
Rania told the UAE based daily Al Bayan that she had accepted the role to tryout a new personality not played before that transforms from a dancer into a somewhat religious woman who takes up the profession of divination and foretelling, adding to her acting career. The actress stressed that she will not take up a similar role in any future work, despite her success in the roles she played perfecting both personalities. Rania believes that an actor or actress should not repeat any role-played in one work in another because it lessen his/her credibility making them incompetent to take up new challenges.
On a similar note, Rania told the daily that she intends to take up future roles of an evil woman as the one played in the Ramadan series “Juha Al Masri” (The Egyptian Juha). She added that an evil woman could be portrayed in many different scenarios whereas a dancer is a dancer in any work she is given causing repetition of characters and lessening her capabilities as an actress.
On a different note, the actress does not see herself exceeding in the cinema world and prefers committing herself to the small screen. The only contribution she plans for the big screen is that of a film producer to relive the memory of her father prominent late actor Farid Shawki. Her first film will be a huge musical and dance movie, which name has not yet been decided, under the direction of her sister Abeer Shawki, screenwriter Walid Yousuf, and choreographer and design by her husband Atif Awad.
Rania has no current plans to act in any TV work and is dedicating herself entirely to her family and new movie, saying she has no time for anything else. –Albawaba.com