Akin Akinözü: “We cannot allow our spark to go out”
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In the second part of the exclusive interview with Infobae, the Turkish actor reveals his secret to a happy life, and more clues about his new character in the series The game of my destiny
By Monica Mendoza
Akin Akinözü reveals extra details – without spoilers – of his role as Cemal in the series The Game of My Destiny (Kaderimin Oyunu). He also reflects on the main reasons why he saw something in acting that would lead him not to pursue a career in finance. In addition, he confesses what impacted him about The Queen’s Gambit and what he did, for the first time, thanks to his new acting challenge. All that from Italy, in a one on one with Infobae .
His artistic career has forced him to constantly find a point of balance in that fine line that separates fame from his intimate life, about which little is known. Actress Özlem Akinözü’s son acknowledges that he is still learning how to deal with exposure after his successful global starring role with Hercai . Akin seeks to achieve a balance in which his work does not intersect with his personal space.
The Turk is considered a big fan of women’s work in film and music. And he admits that he would love to be able to have dinner with Meryl Streep or have met Marilyn Monroe .
The series The game of my destiny will be released soon in several countries around the world. Since it was announced a few weeks ago, the previews have attracted attention for telling something different, outside of some prototypes. The story revolves around a 30-year-old woman named Asiye ( Öykü Karayel ), who is raised by her stepmother. When she turns 17, she runs away from home, leaving behind a difficult childhood.
On the way, she meets Cemal (Akin Akinözü), marries him and has two children, Nergis and Umut . However, the marriage becomes unstable, starting with financial problems, so Cemal abandons his wife and children to have a better life with a rich woman named Helin . Asiye must move on together with her two children. In the process he meets Mahir , and everything changes.
In the first part of this interview, Akin spoke of the challenge of impersonating a man with dark intentions. “In the end we are all human: we have a dark side and a light side, whatever you want to call it . A dark side and a white side. And it looks like he’s the bad boy and I want to go down that road, “he said. But this character is also teaching him new things: “I drove a truck for the first time. I have seen many trucks and I never imagined it would be so difficult. It takes a lot. I respect them a lot more now ”.
Human beings are constantly questioning the meaning of happiness, how to find and perceive it. Its complexity has prevented human beings from understanding that you can enjoy a full life in the simple and small things. If it is a question of finding happiness, one should look at day-to-day life, since it is allied to certain basic rules that – unconsciously – are applied. In this case, it is not the difference. That is why, behind the renowned actor, there is a very particular ideology of life. “Know yourself, which is the golden rule of philosophy. Patience. Play to understand and listen. Also, as long as we take care of our spark, we will be able to succeed and achieve whatever we want, ” says Akin, sharing his formula of happiness.
Well they say that everything can change in a second. For Akinözü it was two hours and 16 minutes in 1999, in California. I was seeing the movie The Matrix , starring Keanu Reeves, for the second time . For him, his life, at that moment, had a quite particular course. It was a kind of premonition about his purpose. “The Matrix inspired me to that and it opened up a world of new possibilities, because behind all those action scenes there was a great philosophy about movies that can achieve that. So I said to myself: ‘Okay, I want to be part of that, let’s get to it,’ “ recalls the actor.
If you want to find out what Akin Akinozu liked so much about Lady’s Gambit , you can watch the entire series on Netflix. While The Matrix is on HBO Max .
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