Türkiye’nin en gözde oyuncularından Çağatay Ulusoy’la (25) İstanbul Yeniköy’de bir kafede buluştuk. Randevuya benden önce gelmişti. Kendisine, daha önce sorulmadığını düşündüğüm sorular yönelttim. Hepsini uzun uzun düşünerek cevapladı. Tabii çevredeki hayranların fırsat verdiği ölçüde…
CU: After I won Best model , I was selected to play at AFK. After one week I started to act there. The series started 1 month after. I didn`t understand I was getting known first cause we were very busy working but after 3-4 episodes i started to realize it.
2) Did you like it ?
CU: Sure who doesn't? It`s a beautiful feeling to hear nice things from people you don`t know and to see how nice feelings they have for you.
3) Tell us what did you craziest fan do?
CU: I was eating in a restaurant. A fan of mine who saw me had informed her friends. Some people came and said they wanted to buy the plate and fork I was using while eating. This was a strange thing, I was so surprised .
4) Do you receive bad critics?
CU: Sure I do. I consider all of them.I check out the name of my character after the series is over from Twitter .So accordingly if I have any deficiency I try to be more attentive and fix that.I try to be disciplined.If there`s some thing I was insufficient and the spectators disliked it try work over and fix it.
5) What do you feel when u watch yourself?
CU: At first I didn`t use to watch myself, it felt very strange until I got used to this. We shot 80 episodes from AFK and I have watched a total of 6-7 episodes from that.It`s definitely useful to watch yourself.It helps me fix my deficiencies .I`m proud of the project I`m in , its a very nice project with a great team and I can also feel I`ve improved myself. But I can never say `that`s it I`m done now`. One can improve himself all the time, I`m also integrating myself every passing day.
6) What would have you become if you didn`t become an actor?
CU: It`s almost 5 years I`m inside this sector. If I was asked 5 years ago what I`d like to become in the future I wouldn`t think of becoming an actor. I can`t exactly tell now what I`d become if I didn`t become an actor but at that time basketball was very important to me. I was found of being a coach , I even teaching younger aged students during free time. I could have done something related to sport but at the same time I was interested at `behind the camera` thing. So even if I wouldn`t have been in front of the camera it could have been something related to this sector , like for ex. : a cameraman .
7) What`s your education degree?
CU: I`m going to university . I started studying this branch loving it since the beginning , I love nature very much anyway. We learn about plants, we do designs , we use 3D drawing programs , it`s fun. I don`t know if I`ll work on this profession but I will take my diploma from it , maybe I apply it only as a hobby.
8) Let`s say you receive an offer for a film you dislike, but the budget allocated for you is very high.Would you accept it?
CU: You need to approach acting very professionally. I wouldn`t do a work that won`t satisfy me morally, spiritually even if it is materially satisfying. I have to be careful. I`m very selective , I try to select very good projects , materialism is secondary to me. The work I`ll be in has to satisfy me morally first , I shouldn`t have any uneasiness. Money is not primary to me.
9) You receive a 20.000.000 $ offer for starring in a Hollywood project. But this project shows Turks really badly. Would you accept it?
CU: Even though I try to be as professional as I can , I wouldn`t do this to my race and to my nation.
10) 50.000.000 $ ?
CU: (smiles) It doesn't have to do nothing with money, I can`t humiliate my race , my nation , if I do such a thing I`ll have to ignore myself as well that`s why I wouldn`t. I think they wouldn`t offer me such a thing since I`m a Turk. Besides I haven`t had yet any series-film offer from outside the Turkey.
11) Can you tell us any news that you saw on medias and magazine ?
CU: I prefer not talking regarding my private life but sometimes we have to. Because the moment we flash, everything is perceived as acceptance. There are some fine lines, you need to know well the time/place you`ll speak out. Because if you respond to everything people would expect you to answer every case and this way you`d be all time trending the magazines. I don`t even have such time. I want to be primarily known for my work , not the relationships I have or my social life.
12) Do you sue such cases?
CU: Till now I haven`t done such a thing, I didn`t have such a case and I hope I won`t.
13) What do you do to develop yourself?
CU: I`m into musical instruments for the moment. I got a piano , on the other side I started taking classes for drums. I used to play guitar since before. I think i`ve got an ear for music, time after time I do perform songs at medcezir series. I can`t say I have a good voice , I just enjoy doing it. I play guitar only for myself as well , I enjoy it. I have a cinema project in 2015. I`ll play the role of a drum player , that`s why I started taking classes on drums.
14) What kind of project will it be?
CU: I will work with Ay-Yapim again.The name and the team of the film is not defined yet, the scenario is not over yet as well. This will be my second movie since Anadollu Kartallari. It`s a very assertive project ...
15) There are rumors you`re dating Idil Firat?
CU: Digressive news are coming out , I wish people were more careful while writing them.
16) What would you do if your girlfriend cheated on you?
CU: She`s already made her choice , I can`t do anything after that , I continue my way. I wouldn`t say anything , there`s nothing left to be said after all that.
17) How would you propose marriage to the woman you love?
CU: I can`t say a precise thing now because I`m far away from marriage matters , but it`s a nice thought to reflect a note with laser on the bridge. It might seem ordinary to people like us used to live in this environment , but there are so many people who haven`t seen the sea... I would prepare some very special thing that no one has done before, I`m open to crazy things .
18) Your mom is from Bosnia , your dad a migrant from Bulgaria. If you weren`t living in Turkey where would you live?
CU: As a person who loves the sea and warm weather I`d like to live in America. I liked Los Angeles a lot , it would be great to drink my cup of tea on some vivacious places like coast villages, people are very carefree. I also love Barcelona. I`ve never been there but it`s a suitable place for me as far as I`ve researched. It can also be the south parts of Italy. I don`t prefer living in cold countries.
19) What do you think about women undergoing aesthetic surgery? Are you against it?
CU: I prefer natural beauty. I don`t think I have an ugly place but even if I had I wouldn`t undergo it. Still I don`t want to talk before time, maybe I`d need it.
20) If you had to dye your hair, your eyebrows for the character you`re playing?
CU: I`m fine with that. I don`t want to be always starring the handsome , good looking guy , I would perform roles where I`ll be passing through a lot of metamorphosis look-wise.
21) Would you accept doing botox to your lips for the character you`ll act?
CU: If it would only be temporary , with turning back to where it was afterwards, I would accept it for my role.
22) Do you find yourself handsome?
CU: I believe to be a person with high energy. Beauty is a relative concept I might be handsome to some and not to others. I`m at peace with myself , according to me charisma is more important than handsomeness.
23) What do you do during your free time?
CU: We work intensively, I work 6 days a week.Sometimes we might have a 3-4 hour free time during the day.We might be free during the day,working at night , or at times working all night until the morning .I have some hobbies , with which I spend time during these free times of mine. Like for example I enjoy catching fish , walking in the forest , riding a bicycle in the forest , that`s how I use the time I have for myself.
24) Do you use alcoholic drinks?
CU: Only in very special occasions. Because of the busy tempo , my body is very tired, so it`s hard to .
25) Are you doing sports?
CU: Yes I do , I can`t say I do it 4-5 times a week but I do it every time I can.I don`t use injections like cortisone. I try to keep my body in a good form.I`m not trying to make a bigger muscle mass or to become more muscular . I`m just trying to keep the form I already have.
26) Who are the series and actors/actresses you like?
CU: I enjoy watching Karadayi series. It`s a project of my production team. I like Çetin Tekindor & Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, I enjoy watching them.
27) Is there any series you see as a rival to yours?
CU: Our series (Medcezir) is a very different concept. For the moment there`s no other series of this category. I it addresses to all ages. There are stories of young part of society and also elder ones as well (e.x: Barış Falay and other actors/actresses have their story lines as well). We are being watched by youth and adults. There`s no other series I see as our rival.