Julia Perez: 'I'd remain sexy even with a veil'
Julia Perez: (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)
Following her recent return from a small haj pilgrimage or umrah, dangdut singer turned actress Julia “Jupe” Perez says she is considering taking roles in films that require her to wear a jilbab (Muslim women's headscarf).
Suggesting that she will tone down her signature provocative style, she was confident that she would remain sexy even with most parts of her body covered.
"Upon my return from umrah, I was criticized for wearing full-coverage dresses that were too tight. Next time, I will appear in a different way, still sexy despite the fully-covered outfit,” Julia was quoted as saying by tempo.co on Thursday.
Julia said that she had been approached with roles in films that would require her to wear a jilbab.
“I've received offers from several producers. I am happy and thankful that some of them require me to wear a jilbab,” she said.
She added that she also tried to change the way she dressed by picking long sleeves and clothes covering more of her chest, although she insisted on continuing to wear miniskirts.
“For me, the most important thing is to cover my chest,” she asserted.
Starring in more than 20 films, mostly horror movies, Julia said she wants to try other roles in drama and action movies. (dmr)