So i thought this topic deserves a post, hmm? Maybe more than one, even. Let's start and see where this goes...
It was the first half of the last decade. "Popstars" reality show era in Turkey was in decline and living its last moments. Turkish television channels were in search for newer, more interesting TV formats for the audiance that was finally bored of watching "singing competitions".
Show TV (a turkish television channel) went for a derivation of "Popstars", and came up with "Türkiye'nin Yıldızları" (Stars of Turkey); an "acting" oriented reality-competition show. And as you may have already guessed, Beren and Engin were two of the competitors in this show. The most promising ones, too.
Here are a few photos from those days:
I watched them in Turkiye'nin Yıldızları occasionally. And i must admit that Beren and Engin shined so brightly in the solo and group plays they performed, that it was obvious one of them was going to be the winner.
After Engin won the competition and Beren came as the runner-up, noone could complain to such a result. He won the title with pure talent and passion, after all. On the other hand, there were some people doubting Beren's acting capabilities, claiming that she came up second because of her looks rather than her performances.
I wasn't one of those doubters. Beren was only 20 when she was competing in such a big production, in front of millions of people! I knew that she would certainly have a great future as an actress, as long as she continued to be this enjoyable to watch, and as long as she worked hard to improve her acting even more.
To be continued...
[Trivia: Saat means "Clock/Watch" in Turkish. While Akyürek means "Pure/white heart"]
Their story - From Beren & Engin to Fatmagül & Kerim / Volume 2
Their story - From Beren & Engin to Fatmagül & Kerim / Volume 3