ACTORS perfect package. That’s the view we can describe about Siti Saleha, a beautiful actress who is still sought after by producers and television stations to this day.
Siti Saleha not only has a charming appearance, but also has good and convincing acting skills. It is not an exaggeration if we classify her as the prima donna of new millennium films and dramas.
The actor who was born in the United Kingdom, however, does not use his natural beauty as a license or an easy way to survive in the art industry.
Said the friendly woman called Sally, she believes her survival on the acting stage is due to her talent, effort and sweat poured in for more than 20 years as a puppeteer.
“I don’t sell my looks, on the contrary, the chance to still be in the industry depends on my behavior and work discipline that I have maintained throughout my career as an actor.
“As part of the art industry, we have to show a pleasant attitude and always be humble. I believe, that’s the only thing that makes me able to stay in the field of acting,” he explained.
Sharing further, Saleha said patience is one of the qualities that makes her still active especially in the local acting world which has its ups and downs.
“The world of acting is not an easy field. That’s why I say, without a lot of patience, how can I survive.
“I still want to act. That’s the biggest challenge, which is to stay relevant and continue to be trusted to play any character.
“I have no other choice, but to be consistent with my acting work. It’s not as easy as it seems, especially when new faces come one after the other. So, like it or not, I still have to prove that I deserve to be here,” he stressed.
The mystery of the half-blood man
Rumors are swirling when this sweet actress is now said to be close to a mixed blood boy.
Asked about that, Saleha informed that she will share the details on social media when the time comes.
“Yes, he is also mixed blood like me. Friends know even if I don’t share his picture. When the time comes, I will show his face later.
“I am ready to be friends with anyone. It’s just that so far there is nothing serious between us,” he shared.
In the meantime, Saleha informed that she was lucky because she was not bothered too much with personal questions from journalists.
He said, he is grateful to those who understand why he kept his previous marital failure a secret.
“Before the divorce, I was hunted by journalists asking about family issues.
“I respect the work of journalists and am very grateful for their concern.
“But I have to close the divorce story to protect the good name of my ex-husband and his family,” she explained.
Choose a different copy
This Malay-English mixed-blood actor admits to being quite selective about the acting scripts offered to him.
Saleha said, sometimes she had to reject characters and storylines she had played before.
“If you notice, I rarely act in dramas. It’s not that there aren’t any offers, on the contrary, there are some that I have to turn down.
“I’m looking for a difference. That’s why, before accepting any offer, I will first check what the character is, how the story goes and who the director is. I don’t want to do the same thing.
“I do not deny that stereotypes do exist in our drama industry. The script, the plot, the characters and the narration… a lot of repetition. Those things are inevitable because maybe that’s what the audience wants. The only thing I can do is make a different selection of scripts,” he said.
Commenting on character differences, Saleha informed that her acting as a blind woman, Wangi through the drama Hilang directed by Ghaz Abu Bakar and Sein Qudsi for the Viu platform is one of the examples of the differences she meant.
“This character is challenging, not only in terms of my acting ability but also physically. I have to wear white contact lenses to make me appear visually impaired. It was challenging because I could hardly see through the contact lenses.
“This is the example I mean, a character change that challenges an actor. If possible, I want to remove the stereotypical characters that are often presented to our audience,” he said.
At the same time, talking about her role as a permanent judge of the program Muzikal Lawak Superstar 3 (MLS3), Siti Saleha described the involvement as a step to try different things.
“This year I tried many fields that are outside my comfort zone. Among them being the MLS3 jury.
“When I received the offer, I immediately accepted it. For me it’s different and the audience likes it. So why should I refuse?
“Plus I can be myself and give honest comments. If the jokes presented seem awkward or touch on sensitivities, I will rebuke those things in my comments,” he explained.
Eliminate gender discrimination
The criticism that Siti Saleha received after acting in the scene ‘in the car’ through the drama Love In Lockdown was a great blow for this actress.
Speaking about the matter, the 32-year-old actor was upset when he became the target of an attack by netizens who described the scene as mild pornography.
“I don’t understand why the scene is labeled soft porn when it doesn’t directly involve touching.
“There is a reason why that scene was held. I don’t think it should be enlarged,” he said.
In the scene, Saleha and the actor, Shah Iskandar acted out a scene as if they had finished having intimate relations between husband and wife in the car.
Saleha also said that the matter proves that gender discrimination in the domestic drama and film industry is still growing.
“Why is this discrimination still happening? Female actresses are severely criticized for doing ‘brave’ scenes. However, the scene of a man raping a woman is okay?
“I hope this kind of thing can be eliminated and society will be more open.
“I don’t think things like this should be raised as long as they don’t violate eastern norms,” he said.
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