~I was born in Istanbul; my mother is of Bosnian background, while my father is of Bulgarian background. I have one brother. We are a middle class family. I started my studies at Istanbul University Orman Faculty, but I stopped attending, as I have chosen to attend a theatrical conservatory instead.
Where the girls after you in High School as well?
~I went to an all male high school he says with a chuckle. Of course I had girlfriends. But chasing after someone is gratifying, it is cause satisfaction.
How did you decide to enter the Best Model competition?
~I did it with the insistence of some friends and I won. At the end of the competition I was offered a part in a serial. I took a two month course with Ayla Algan, due to lack of inexperience. The first week was difficult but then I got used to it. I am continuing to take lessons.
At 20 how do you cope with all this attention?
~Being in the spotlight has not changed anything. I have a strong background and very supportive family.
What to do attribute of this much attention?
~My warm personality and friendliness, plus being surrounded with the right people.
How do you view love?
~Going out, holding hands, having a good time, I prefer staying at home, with the person special to me, huddled and watching a movie. I would do anything for the person that I love.
May I ask what the most romantic thing you have ever done is?
~I bought 100 roses, removed all the leafs, and had them put into a bag. I then proceeded from the entrance to the home dropping 1 rose at a time in single file leading to the bedroom. The bed had white sheets, and using the roses I wrote “I love you” of course there were candles and wine as well.
Are you a shy person? Why are you not looking at me when answering?
~I am embarrassed. I get this way in this type of situation when someone asks a question or someone is showing me attention.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about (chuckling), Have you ever had a difficult romance like you have with Feriha in the serial?
~Not yet. I would marry someone who was the superintendent’s daughter like Feriha. But is would have to be a truthful relationship without any lies.
Do you have anyone in your life right now? There are rumors that you are in a relationship with your manager Selin Boronkay?
~I have not been in a relationship with anyone in 6 months. I have known Selin for a little over a year. Both my family and I have the utmost admiration for her.
When was the last time you said I Love You?
~Yesterday during the taping to Feriha (chuckling)
Is there any thought to an age difference in your relationships?
~No, most of my relationships have been with older persons.
Do you think you are a sexy person, or a humble person?
~I am humble; the sexy part comes out in different environments (as he blushes)
What type of environments?
~For example when I am out to impress someone I can become more charismatic and sexy.
What type of comments do you receive most from women?
~One day on the set, I was in the men’s restroom standing in front of the urinal, I noticed a women standing behind me trying to take a photo with her cell phone. Then on another occasion a woman said “Look at what some mothers bring into this world”. Then his manager Selin Boronkay intervened with the following with I found fascinating, she asked Cagatay to turn sideways to show his profile, and continued with the comment “Hakan Bey look at this profile its like someone drew it with a pencil”.
So it seems that you attract more mature women? (as he continues to blush)
~It’s a good feeling when someone views you like a member of the family, they are many older men and women who do.
It has been said that in a kissing scene you become uncomfortable is this true?
~Yes, don’t you think that is weird?
But you are acting?
~I did not say that I would not do it. But I cannot get comfortable in those scenes. Also in a scene any sex motions would have to be limited. As long as its not pornographic it should not be difficult with limitations.
Well if you are uncomfortable in a performance, what about in real life?
~I am perfectly fine kissing
Where are you in your sex life?
~Whether it’s there or not, sometimes is a better life.
What do you like most about yourself?