The young star is not only known from “Bibi & Tina”, but also from the drama series “4 Blocks”. But now Emilio Sakraya (24) has changed saddles: In the dark series “Tribes of Europa” (Netflix) by Oscar producers Wiedmann & Berg (“
The Lives of Others”) he plays a role that gets under your skin.
No more the cheerful world of horses: In the post-apocalypse of the Netflix series, Sakraya becomes the sex slave of the power-obsessed Varvara (Melika Foroutan, 45). In this role, he not only has to slip out of his clothes, but also leave his comfort zone.
Emilio Sakraya plays sex slaves in the Netflix series
In “Bild am Sonntag” the 24-year-old describes: “When you as an actor get to read a script with a lot of intimate scenes, then you know that you really have to get out of your comfort zone. That really costs a lot to overcome, and with ‘Tribes of Europa’ we are not only talking about a sex or love scene, but about a rape. ”
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However, showing his body and bare skin doesn’t bother the actor. “My body is definitely part of the overall picture and the work. But I don’t just do sports because of the aesthetics, but also because I need sports for myself in order to relax. It’s okay for me to take off my shirt here and there. I do that every day anyway, ”says Sakraya.
Emilio Sakraya: Actor suffers from panic attacks
The 24-year-old knows pessimism and feelings of fear: “I’ve had panic attacks for two and a half years. I keep having palpitations and dizziness. I lost a friend to a brain hemorrhage and survived an earthquake shortly afterwards. You think of your own death. ”
However, he has learned to live more in the present and think less about the past or the future. That makes him feel better. (vd)