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Sexy Israeli actress Noa Tishbi has recently completed filming for her role in the new film "Fatwa," in which she plays a terrorist who cooperates with an Arab terror organization.
Tishbi plays alongside actor Lauren Holly (The Mask). "The filming took place in Washington and I am playing an interesting character of a British terrorist," Tishbi says.
"As part of the role, I had to learn Arabic, and I wanted to do it. The language teacher who taught me was pleasantly surprised by me, maybe because I didn't tell him that Arabic and Hebrew were related languages. Besides, I remembered some of my Arabic I learned in school."
What's it like to play a terrorist?
"The role is fascinating. The film is set on an incident that takes place in one night. A terrorist kidnaps an American senator, and later terrorists attack her daughter and father. I am sent to lure the lover and help the Arab terrorists. This if a film with a lot of food for thought, other than the action scenes. The screenwriter who wrote this was very secretive, and therefore I didn't know the full plot."
Your role as a terrorist justifies, to a certain extent, the claim that Israeli actors in the United States only get roles of either dead bodies or terrorists?
"It's time to stop this imagery of Israeli actors in the American film industry in Los Angeles. Unlike the widespread view in Israelů I think Israeli actors have a really good name and they are getting more and more mature in the entertainment industry."
Reproduced with permission: Ynet