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Jakarta Post

Zaskia Adya Mecca: Juggling family and movies

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 22 2010   /  12:43 pm

JP/Triwik KurniasariWidely known for playing the role of a pious young woman in several movies and TV soaps, Zaskia Adya Mecca is taking on a more challenging role in her latest film, Sang Pencerah (The Enlightener), a movie about national hero Ahmad Dahlan.“Zaskia, look over here! On your right, please,” shouted dozens of photographers as they tried to capture shots of her. Clad in a yellow kebaya, Zaskia, now seven-months pregnant, looked fresh and stunning. She was at a media gathering to introduce the movie, and her pregnancy proved no limit to her activities. Zaskia, the wife of director Hanung Bramantyo, kindly offered me a seat at her table. “Please, sit down, mbak. May I eat my dessert during the interview? I’m starving after the press conference,” she said, putting a plate of chocolate cake in front of her. Born in Jakarta on Sept. 8, 1987, Zaskia started her career in...