The Marrakesh Film Festival newspaper reported on its official page that it will honor Egyptian actress Yosra. "Al Ahram" website reported that the Festival organizers honored Yosra and published the honorary title "Yosra, Goodwill Ambassador, guest at the Marrakesh Film Festival".
"Al Ahram" newspaper also reported the actress's name was among some of the biggest names in the industry as the most successful and prominent stars in the region. The actress's work has been acknowledged and praised by Nour Al Sayed, the deputy of the Festival Director, who is also the head of the Moroccan Cinema Center. He revealed the Festival is always careful to invite Egyptian stars who have a wide influence and presence in the region.
Egyptian star Yosra revealed she agreed to be cast in the new series "Melkeya Amma" (Public Property) scripted by Tamer Habib - who is wrapping the final series episodes, and filming will begin in January 2013. The script writer told "Youm7" website that the series will be directed by Samih El Nagash and will be a comedy drama about an aristocratic woman who takes care of marginalized people.
The series will tackle various class related issues. Tamer Habib also noted the series is due in Ramadan 2013 and Yosra will begin meeting the director to help nominate co-stars. The series will be the third collaboration between Habib and Yosra, as they've worked on "Khas Gedan" (Private) directed by Ghada Selim and shown in 2010. They also worked on "Sharbat Loz" (Almond Juice) directed by Khaled Marei and shown in 2012.
Egyptian actress Leila Elwi revealed she is awaiting accusation by Islamic wave advocates, after what happened to her colleagues Elham Shahin and Yosra. She told "Al Qabas" newspaper: "this isn't the first time we artists are under attack".
The actress noted the attack of one of the Sheikhs on actress Elham Shahin then Yosra. She stated: "I might be next". The actress thinks the issue has surpassed red lines and should be dealt with, as this is obvious trading with religious values.
Egyptian actress Yosra denied she will retire after finishing the pilgrimage this year, as some media reported. She told "Moheet" website that this is inaccurate.
Yosra thinks whoever started the rumor is stupid and a coward, as it is not the first time she has done the pilgrimage, and she was going to retire no one would know. Yosra had a recent health crisis lately and traveled to France to do a stomach surgery and spend a long time rehabilitating there.
Egyptian star Yosra revealed she let go of her idealism for the series "Sharbat Loz" (Almond Juice) currently showing in the Ramadan 2012 season. "Al Arabiya" website revealed from the actress that the character she portrays in the series has a lot of evil, but she is lighthearted and kind at the same time. The character is that of a divorced woman who is a seamstress and becomes rich as events unfold. Yosra noted she did not expect all the feedback pouring on the details of the character. She thought this compensated her of all the worry and fatigue during the filming. The actress was not sure Samir Ghanem would agree to co-star, but he did immediately after reading the script. Regarding the competition this Ramadan season, she stated that her prime competitor is herself as each actor/actress has their own niche zone. Yosra is glad she had a chance to work with script writer Tamer, director Khaled Marei who were both professional. She is co-starring along with Ragaa El Gidawy, Tamer Hagras, Seba Mubarak and Aida Riyad.
Egyptian star Yosra condemned the verdict against her long time co-star Adel Emam over claims of contempt of religion in some of his films.
The star expressed her view on the matter on a TV interview for Dream Channel stating that the case deforms the image of Egyptian art on all levels. She added that she is not afraid from the Islamists or for Adel but she intends to go on a strike if the verdict becomes effective.
She added that internationally and in the Arab world the once leading and beneficial Egyptian art will lose its image.
Yosra demanded a law to protect the freedom of creativity and expression otherwise she will take part in massive demonstrations until the situation is resolved.
She believes the people who enjoyed Emam's work for over 50 years won't allow such a thing to happen.
The star explained it is not a matter pertaining to Emam alone, it touches the future and careers of all actors and actresses and an end should be put to the late transgressions against them.
Yosra again stated the importance of a constitutional law to protect the rights of artists criticizing the attempts of extremists to destroy them.