Sad news for Waked fans. Speculation had been rife that the Egyptian actor best known for his roles in Lucy or Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 49, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 22/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actor isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouAmr was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Amr Waked was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAmr”
— @universalObserver, 21 Oct 2021
“Waked wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 21 Oct 2021
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