Ac­tress Shar­i­fah Sak­i­nah says she is not a bimbo

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

THEY say never judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to ac­tors, one should never judge who they are as a per­son based on the roles they play on screen.

Un­for­tu­nately that was what hap­pened to ac­tress Shar­i­fah Sak­i­nah, who was la­belled a bimbo, thanks to her por­trayal as a floozy char­ac­ter named Ly­dia in the drama com­edy se­ries Girl­friend Aku Dari Ner­aka.

Cou­ple that with her vi­brant and out­spo­ken off-cam­era per­son­al­ity, peo­ple were even more con­vinced that the real Shar­i­fah was a replica of Ly­dia.

But the 28-year-old begs to dif­fer and said she was merely do­ing the best she could as an ac­tress to suc­cess­fully de­liver her char­ac­ter, as in­structed by di­rec­tor Dira Abu Za­har.

“Don’t call me a bimbo be­cause that gets me ir­ri­tated when some­one does,” she said re­cently.

“I’m not in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try only to be la­belled as one. Per­haps, I should not take up roles such as this in the fu­ture any more,” said Shar­i­fah, who is on the set for a new drama for TV3, ti­tled Suamiku Mat Piun, which also stars Mark Adam and Along Raja Lawak.

De­spite this, Shar­i­fah said, she en­joyed such roles as they were com­i­cal and fun. By Syahi­rah Mokhtazar

Ac­tress Shar­i­fah Sak­i­nah said she en­joyed play­ing Ly­dia as it was fun

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