Turkish actress set to play in ‘Homeland’

Turkish actress set to play in ‘Homeland’

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Turkish actress set to play in ‘Homeland’

Esin Varan to play the role of a Middle Eastern refugee in ‘Homeland.’ AA photo

Turkish actress Esin Varan, who is known for her roles in a number of Broadway productions, is set to appear in several upcoming episodes of Golden Globe-winning U.S. TV series “Homeland.” She will take the role in the series as a Middle Eastern refugee, and shootings will begin in March.

Varan said she had been performing on stage for many years, but had long been also seeking to make the transition to the screen.

Speaking about her acting adventure in the U.S., she said she was looking for international success. “It is very hard to be involved in this job in a very different culture. It is easier to become famous here [in Turkey]. Things were very difficult for me there, but my goal is to achieve international success.”

Varan has been appearing in theater productions for nearly for 10 years and has also had a small role in a Turkish TV series. She is now preparing to take the stage in the U.S., in the New York Academy Theater Company’s play “Beauty of The Father.”

“Homeland” was developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder, and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper.