10 Ladies For DA MAN’s 10th Anniversary

GIRL POWER. One thing that you will notice when you meet Hannah Al Rashid is how often the actress says the word “awesome”

HANNAH AL RASHID

Outfit by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes by Michael Kors

This habit certainly reflects the personality of this London-born star: A friendly, positive individual who is also not afraid to speak her mind. When we met her again for the third time, the 32-year-old has recently participated at the Women’s March in Jakarta to raise awareness of gender issues plaguing in this country. “I’ve been living here for nine years now,” she begins, “and so far there’s been a few life-changing moments in my life and the Women’s March was one of those experiences that I will remember until the day I die.”

As an outspoken feminist and a United Nation’s SDG mover for Gender Equality, she recalls that in the beginning of her career, she refused roles that only exploit the body image or the looks of the character. Her recent role in “Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part 1,” however, has prompted questions since the franchise is known to be quite misogynistic. “What I tried to do in this movie was to create a female character that is not perceived as such,” Al Rahshid points out. “Even though she’s considered pretty and sexy but that’s what men think of her. She herself doesn’t showcase those traits on the screen; she shows other qualities.”

This May, however, you can watch her in a less contentious role as she plays as Tara in the highly anticipated romantic movie “Critical Eleven.” “It was really fun to play something really light and fun in comparison to the action-packed and sadistic [expletive] I was doing previously,” she contends. “So, that was really cool.”

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