Engin Akyurek interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine 2014

Following is the interview of our expressions King Engin Akyurek with cosmopolitan magazine (word to word, no changing) in their own words & translated by Engin Akyurek Universal Fans.. I am sharing it with you people to know more about Engin & his recent activities. Take a look :

We met him in Turkey’s Stars competition and then he played in very successful projects then he preferred to take some time off and rest for about a year. He will be with us again as a Tekin character in a movie called “bi küçük Eylül meselesi – a small Eylül problem.” The movie’s slogan is “life is full of unrealized (missed) miracles” and it will be released on February 14. He will also meet the audience in a new TV series called “Kara Para Aşk – Dirty Money Love” which will air on ATV channel. He was rejecting all the interview requests until now. We convinced this handsome actor for a photo shoot and now we have these incredible pictures.




Cosmo: 
Have you ever faced the disadvantages of being famous?

Engin Akyürek: 
Being known has never made me feel uncomfortable. I am very happy about the course of my life.
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Cosmo: 
You don’t appear many places, especially magazine programs, other than TV series set. Is this something you prefer?

Engin Akyürek:
In my opinion, you can never work this out. You can do it for a couple of years, but after a while, you realize that you are tired of it. I don’t put a special effort to be seen. I live my life as I want to live. I am not trying to hide myself, either.
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Cosmo:
What do you think about women’s attention towards you on the street?

Engin Akyürek:
Since I played men who are deeply in love in the stories, their attention is mostly because of the feelings of the character I played, rather than Engin.
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Cosmo:
Do you still continue your friendships you established during the competition?

Engin Akyürek: 
I have some friends whom I still keep in touch; but the reality is it is not possible to meet everybody in the same manner.
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Cosmo: 
On February 14, your new movie BIKEM will be released. Can you tell us what will the audience see?

Engin Akyürek:
As you can guess from its release date, it is a romantic movie in which everybody can find something about themselves. They will watch a warm movie on a cold day.
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Cosmo: 
How was the filming? Do you think that you and your partner Farah Zeynep Abdullah were a good couple?

Engin Akyürek: 
We had a lot of fun. I think we were very compatible. The compatibility between two incompatible people was very important in BIKEM. Therefore, we had to do a very good work and I believe we did. 
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Cosmo:
How did you get ready for your role?

Engin Akyürek: 
Tekin character I played was living in Bozcaada. I went to Bozcaada before the filming and I tried to learn how to be an islander

Cosmo:
Some people withdraw themselves before starting a new project. And others want to be socialized. Which one do you prefer?

Engin Akyürek:
It changes according to the role. Sometimes, it is necessary for me to withdraw myself and be alone because of the character. If I am going to play an extravert character, I try to spend time with my friends and go out more often.
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Cosmo:
You started working in this sector when you were 21 years old and within 10 years, what kind of changes happened in Engin Akyurek’s life?

Engin Akyürek:
Every year was different. As a person in his early 30s, I feel good. Life can be tough sometime for a man in his early 20s. You feel inadequate in some situations. I think getting older is a nice thing for men. 
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Cosmo:
When you make a decision, do you follow your heart or your head?

Engin Akyürek:
Both; because I think that I am following my head, then I realize that I actually following my heart.
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Cosmo:
You have a very hectic work life. How do you reward yourself in your spare time?

Engin Akyürek :
For the last 3-4 years, I developed a passion for scuba diving. Being under the water makes me feel better. I plan my summer vacations to include scuba diving activities. There is an incredible world under the water. 2013 was a very calm year for me. I rested a lot. 2014 has started very busy and it will continue like that. 
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Cosmo:
What are your plans for 2014?

Engin Akyürek:
There is a new TV series which will start soon: “Kara Para Aşk – Dirty Money Love”. It will be aired on ATV channel.


Cosmo:
When you feel down, do you easily pull yourself together?

Engin Akyürek:
I am lucky on that regard. I do. I have to sleep when I feel down. A new day rejuvenates me.

Cosmo: 
Do you follow social media?

Engin Akyürek: 
I don’t have Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account. I don’t prefer to be inthat world but I follow them through my agent.


Cosmo: 
What is the thing that drives you crazy if you are with a woman?

Engin Akyürek:
If she is insincere and lousy, that drives me crazy. These are the most important two things I care.

Cosmo:
When you meet a woman, is it hard to understand whether she approaches you because you are famous?

Engin Akyürek:
It is initially impossible to understand this immediately from that person’senergy. But, it eventually shows itself.

Cosmo:
Do you want to take the first step if you like a woman or do you expect her to make the first move?

EnginAkyürek:
Actually,I believe that it will be healthier if I take the first step. So, it will eliminate the doubt of “is it because I am famous?” when she approaches me.

Cosmo: 
Are you romantic in your relationship?

Engin Akyürek: 
Sometimes I am, sometimes I am not.

Cosmo:
Your movie tells that people change for love. Do you think people will change?

Engin Akyürek:
Ofcourse, everybody has their own beliefs and ideas. However, when you are with awoman you start seeing things you didn’t realize before.

Cosmo: 
Do you have “never”s in love?

Engin Akyürek: 
Never say never in love. Because love makes you find yourself doing things you thought you would never do. Of course people may have strict values but when two people are in love they should meet somewhere in the middle. In the movie,two people who would never be together in normal conditions meet at one common point and that is “love.” From that moment on, we start sharing the same world.

Cosmo: 
In the movie “bi küçük Eylül meselesi”, what did the character you played make youfeel?

Engin Akyürek:
The character I played has a very innocent and childlike side. He made me rememberthat there were such an innocent things in life. We can’t help but forget thesein our daily hassle.



Mini Test:

1) Name: Engin Akyürek
2) Nickname: Akyürek
3) I would be historian if I weren’t an actor.
4) My advice to Cosmo women: Be sincere
5) The three things that I always keep in my fridge: Milk, olives, and eggs.
6) The place that I had a lot of fun lately: Bozcaada.
7) The worst thing about me: I can be very messy sometimes.
8) The three women that I care the most are my mom, my agent Ozlem Durak, and the third one is still in question (It is actually me, but don’t tell anybody)
9) I spent most of my money for books and movies.
10) I can never give up my family
11)I like Juliette Binoche, Jennifer Lawrence, and Natalie Portman a lot.




Özlem Kotan (the reporter who made the interview with Engin) said about him in the magazine:

Because we caught him so late, we held him so strongly. 

"Geç kavuşunca kaçmaması  için sıkı sıkı tuttuk tabi."
Because we caught him so late, we held him so strongly. "Geç kavuşunca kaçmaması için sıkı sıkı tuttuk tabi."


I’ve never read any tabloid news about him or seen him on any TV shows or commercials. He has never participated in openings, parties, cocktails, or premieres. There weren’t any interviews about him in any weekly or monthly magazine and newspapers. What about his Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook accounts? He doesn’t have any. I asked “Haven’t you posted a single tweet?” and he answered “No. And I don’t feel the lack of it at all.” And, when he asked me back “Are you very active in the social media?” I feel a little bit embarrassed when I think about the two cell phones I had and the iPad in my bag.

No doubt, Engin Akyurek is an incredible actor. Especially, his performance in “I Wish I Were a Cloud” TV series has been praised by many. Nobody knows anything about him except for his acting because of the aforementioned reasons. I went to the studio in the evening of the photo shooting that lasted whole day and, like everybody else, I was wondering what was hidden behind this mysterious stance. You know, sometimes, nothing is as it seems.

And here is the result; Engin Akyurek is a very tall handsome gentleman with an impressive voice. He is fun, easygoing, calm, and disciplined. He has very nice smiling eyes. And his humbleness is unbelievable. He has considerably large number of very loyal and sincere fans. They built libraries to schools in need and planted memorial forest bearing his name. They passionately love him and miss him a lot. But fame hasn’t spoiled him at all. How nice.

Akyurek’s uncompromising stance proves that being active in the social media, being on the magazine covers all the time, trying to be seen by paparazzi after leaving a bar, or making media statements do not make someone Turkey’s one of the most lovable and intriguing man.

Özlem Kotan

Ozlem Durak - Engin's agent said about him: 


I saw him at Foreign Groom TV series set 10 years ago. As soon as I saw him, I asked to myself “Who is this?” The monitor just froze and I couldn’t take my eyes off of the monitor. It was very obvious that he had an incredible talent and special personality. Then we started working together. I feel very lucky for representing a person like Engin. He is a very talented, disciplined, and good person. At the same time, he is a lot of fun. He was born to be an actor. – His agent Ozlem Durak

Comments

  1. thankyou for the interview! love you engin :)
    and he is so sweet and down to earth! love his personality :)

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  2. Engin boht pyara hae!

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  3. I'm ur biggest fan from pakistan Engin Akyurek

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  4. sweet and humble Engin nice interview but whats up with the agent yaar whats the scene? 2nd important lady and she is full of praise for youuuuuuu :P :P

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  5. Engin is the best.

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  6. Love you Engin u are the best

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  7. we love you very very much!!!

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  8. Engine i am your biggest fan in world

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  9. Omg he is sooooo freakinggg hot and talented live his personality hes so humble. Please visit Pakistan one day please!

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  10. Engin is the best actor and I just love his eyes

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