11/22/2010

Their story - From Beren & Engin to Fatmagül & Kerim / Volume 1

Lately, i have been recieving quite a few e-mails from you guys that are rightfully asking for more information about your favourite "Fatmagul's Suçu Ne?" actress and actor; Beren Saat (Fatmagül) and Engin Akyürek (Kerim).

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

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job as usual, balaansre...
I know Beren since I watched some Turkish series or films such as Guz Sancisi and Ask-i memnu...I do like her as an actress but I didn't like the characters she was choosing...Engin, it's the first time I see him acting but I really like him...I had no idea about this competition, so thank you for this post, I really enjoyed it!!!!

Anonymous said...

By the way, what do Beren ans Engin mean???

Helen said...

I would like to thank you for your effort ... I found so many interesting stuff in your blog ..... This is such a great resource ... I love the information you have provided us. Thank you...

Anonymous said...

Btw I think Beren and Engin are friends or something. If you look on Facebook there are pictures of them together at the airport which a fan took. Beren is having lunch and he is having coffee. Go to Engin Akyürek's official facebook site (there are 2) and there is an album named Beren and Engin. The 2 look so good together. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my request

Beren and Engin shine always so brightly

I liked beren acting on Ask-i memnubut

I didnot like the series

I loved engin on bir bulut olsam his acting and

the series was wonderful series

Anonymous said...

Very good topic, I didn't know that they knew each other before...So, he won the competition but finally she is the most famous one, may be because of the controvertial roles she played such as in Ask-i memnu & Gecenin Kanatlari...she is doing great in this show too but in my opinion Engin is the best, I can't imagine another actor playing Kerim....

I hope we will continue to enjoy good topics and translated episodes as long as our favorite show is progressing!!!Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you...........Really i love Engin Akyürek's

Asma

Souadsah said...

are they in a relation now?because i heard there were rumors about that!

nazanin said...

i love beren&enjin.i like to know what hapend between their.it happend love between their?

Turkishelfs said...

Beren means Powerful, strong, smart & Engin means infinite wide, boundless (like the sea)

LYNA said...

salut ,je suis une fille d'Algérie,et je dis chapeau,c'est vraiment fort ce qu'ils ont fait comme série,franchemnt on a adoré sur tt KARIM franchement c'est beau <3333

Edna Arguelles said...

hello,i am a pilipina live her in kwait,fatmagul is a very good story.i watch every night,because my son inlow download in usb thats why i can wath it everyday,until midnigth.i hope they were together again in another drama series,i love their chemistry.

Ayesha Nasreen said...

what is name of giral who sit with engin in the above picture.and i like your acting engin but i dont like your culture .please for god sake dont forget islamic culture.

princess mahnoor said...

i love beren n engin u both make a beautiful couple n most imp plzzzzzzzzzzz dont forget ur culture

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