In the following lines, we list the most important statements of the artist Amir Al-Masry in his interview with FilFan.com:
1- I was surprised to be nominated for the BAFTA Rising Stars list, and I wasn’t expecting to be nominated for Limbo.
2- In Limbo, I portray the character of “Omar”, a composer who travels to London to obtain asylum. At first, I was hesitant to accept the role, but when I read the script, I found that it reflected a different picture from what is usual for Syrian refugees.
3- In order to train for the role, I met refugees on a Scottish island, and at the time of filming, we were completely cut off from the outside world, and I did not expect critics to praise the film and my performance.
4- Given that I am of Arab origins, the directors used to restrict my roles to Al-Arabi Al-Terrorist, and this role does not benefit the story of the film, but with this role I was given this credit for my fame in the midst of international directors.
5- I benefited a lot from the Egyptian works and my role in Rosewater was my start to the world with director John Stewart.
6- Working in Hollywood is very difficult. You must go through many steps before reaching a role that has undergone many auditions, and you must be patient and confident.
7- I felt that I was different from the English and it was difficult to convince them to play the foreigner roles. So I had to put myself in the image of an Arab who does not speak English fluently. When the directors saw me, they decided to give me a chance to play a different role.
8- I was exposed to racism, but in an undercover way, and I noticed it when I found that many roles are not presented to me nor do I go through many auditions, but the matter is completely different now.
9 – I tend to have real stories and better embody the roles of real people, and I refuse to link the role to my character and I agree to the role if the composition is good, regardless of my dislike of the character.
10- It is possible that I will reject a bold role in order to preserve the feelings of my fans, and I will not repeat the experiments that I did before for the sake of spreading in Britain only.
11- It is possible that I could play the role of Saidi and played a Dutch role before, and I trained on the accent in the Industry series by watching videos of the former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Dildo, who was a Dutchman who spoke English with his accent.
12- I received a call from a business agent after I finished the series, and she told me to nominate me for the latest star wars movie after watching director J.
13- I have previously met the international artist Omar Sharif and he advised me to start in Egypt first. I hope to present a film about the Pharaohs and embody the character of Pharaoh Horus .. I encourage Mohamed Salah despite my love for Manchester United.
14- My study of the psychology of criminology has helped me a lot in my work, for example when portraying the role of a person who has embarked on a crime. This helps me to know his motives for that step.
15 – The Night Manager series is the actual step in my career. It won many awards and stood before major stars such as Olivia Coleman and Hugh Larry, and opened up a field for different roles. I hope to stand in front of Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep.