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The Mummy's Sofia Boutella Tells 'Harper's Bazaar Arabia' She's 'Proud To Be Algerian'

The Mummy's Sofia Boutella Tells 'Harper's Bazaar Arabia' She's 'Proud To Be Algerian'

Sofia Boutella is absolutely stunning in this close-up shot for the June 2017 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia magazine, on newsstands now.

Here’s what the 35-year-old The Mummy star had to share with the mag:

On her childhood: “We were always in nature. In our family home we had a big, dishevelled garden, with deer, dogs, chickens and cats. There was a rundown old carriage that we would pretend had horses attached to it. I grew up in a very beautiful way, in a family that always encouraged me, and my calling to be artistic. We were raised to be open-minded, creative, to use our imaginations.”

On her roots, growing up in Algeria: “Algeria is a country that is dear to me, because it’s where I’m from, where my family is from, it’s my home. That will never leave me. I feel very worldly. But leaving a place like that when you’re so young doesn’t come without missing a sense of identity and belonging to one place. I think I’ve been blessed with the ability to travel, because I’m fearless to go anywhere, but I miss a sense of home, which was originally Algeria. But I feel Algerian, I’m proud to be Algerian and I carry that with me wherever I go.”

On falling in love with breakdancing: “It came about for me because I was sort of rebelling against all the rules. I was a teenager and I’d done ballet and gymnastics and everything was so strict and disciplined that I wanted a sense of freedom. I wanted to be left alone to dance freely, to dance the way that I felt and the way that I wanted. So I went and explored and came across some breakdancers and freestylers one day and it just spoke to me. There are no rules to it.”

For more from Sofia, visit HarpersBazaarArabia.com!

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Credit: Jan Welters; Photos: Harper's Bazaar Arabia
Posted to: Magazine, Sofia Boutella

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  • VanityInsecurity

    everybody wants to be an actor, yet none of them really can act. stick to dancing.

  • TaraTeller

    Great cover. Nice to see someone who isn’t an insta/nepotism non model model.

  • DEADP00L

    See how stunning she is when she didn’t do that to her hair? I don’t know who told her changing her hair was a good idea but they were clearly envious. I don’t know if she can go back to this after lightening her hair to such a shocking degree.

    Don’t do this to yourself Sofia, don’t listen to whoever told you to do anything to your ebony crown. Algeria is a stunning place, a strong and inspirational people; never let anyone take that from you inside or out.

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