Hollywood Actor, Ayman Samman was recently featured in an article in the reputable LA Times. The interview discusses the typecasting Middle Eastern actors may face in Hollywood and how do they handle it. The interview entitled Forget Playing Terrorist No. 3, goes : When revolution swept Egypt in 2011, Ayman Samman, who had moved to America and hired a manager, fretted in the tranquil hills of Burbank about his acting career.
“After the Arab Spring actually Hollywood stopped writing roles for terrorists and that was really scary for me,” Samman, a Cairo native and the son of an imam, quipped in his latest stand-up comedy skit. “But luckily ISIS came along and I was like cha-ching. One man’s ISIS is another man’s guest star appearance on NBC’s hot new drama ‘Blindspot.’ ”
You can read the full article HERE