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Mohamed Karim tells aspiring Arab actors “You can do it” at A Day to Die movie premiere

Mohamed Karim interviews with ITP Live on representing the Arab community in a new Hollywood hit film.

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Influencer and Actor Mohamed Karim and famous mega-star Leon Robinson recently spoke with ITP Live at the movie premiere of A Day to Die. The new movie which stars Die Hard actor Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dillon, Gianni Capaldi, and Brooke Bulter as the main protagonists, is now out in cinemas internationally, and ITP Live spoke to the stars who attended the premiere at Dubai Marina Mall on Saturday 30th July 2022.

“There is a twist in the plot,” says Leon Robinson who plays “bad boy” Tyrone Pettis. Leon Robinson, known and credited as Leon, began his professional acting career in the early 1980s and is famously recognised for his films The Temptations (1998), Cool Runnings (1993), The Heartbeats (1991), Little Richard (2000), and many more. Not only does Leon act, but he is also a singer who released an Album in 2018 called Born to Worship.

During Leon’s interview with ITP Live, he says “you can expect to see a lot of action, some really good acting, and a plot twist where things don’t turn out exactly how you want them to.” He gracefully continued to express how it was great to be on set with co-stars Kevin Dillon and Frank Grillo who he has known for many years during his acting career.

Mohamed Karim, also mentioned how he was “super happy” when shooting the film “with incredible actors such as Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Kevin Dillion, and Leon.” He said, “The fact that we were shooting downtown, shutting the whole city for us, it was a really good experience.” When asked how Mohamed felt booking the role for Detective Reynolds, he replied “it feels like a wedding for me, it’s something great.”

Being an Egyptian actor and making it into a Hollywood film with A-list celebrities, the most important question asked was what it meant for him, to be an Arab actor in a Hollywood movie, and what this meant for other aspiring actors. He responded, “the fact that for so many years a lot of Middle Eastern actors have struggled to break through to Hollywood, or don’t know how to do it, or even when they get the chance, they have really small parts here and there, I think we finally can say we can do it.” He added, “I think I’ve proved a point that if you’re from the Middle East or with an Arab background you don’t have to do an Arabic role. I’m here playing a Detective and it has nothing to do with where I am originally from.”

A Day to Die now showing in cinemas in the UAE.