Sarah Hassan Is Spilling The Tea

The Crime & Justice Star Speaks To Us

By  | Apr 19, 2022, 11:40 AM

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Since Crime and Justice launched last year, it has become a must watch show across Africa and made superstars of its cast - one of which is Kenyan actress Sarah Hassan. Sarah spoke to us recently about the role and where she

How would you describe yourself in a few words?
I am an actress, TV host, producer, wife, mother, and friend. I believe in hard work, consistency and staying true to yourself.

How did your passion for acting begin- Did you always know that this is a space you would eventually venture into?
My passion began when I was in nursery. I've always loved acting and was doing it all through primary school, highschool and even university. I'm glad and grateful that I get to do what I love and what I'm passionate about. 

The film industry in Kenya has not exactly been as vibrant as compared to other countries in the region and Crime And Justice presents a genre that most Kenyans have never had to experience from a local POV (as we are only used to consuming westernized content), has this affected how you have delivered the storyline?
As an actor, I strive to be versatile in terms of what roles I play, so it being a different genre was fantastic. Authentically bringing a character to life regardless of the genre boils down to research and fully understanding the character, their motives, motivation, backstory etc.
Talk to us about your experience working and collaborating with different minds in the industry.
Working and collaborating with different minds in the industry is great as it helps me grow both as a creative and a human as well. I get to understand different perspectives.

We have seen you take lead roles in quite a number of soapies and films throughout your career, and even more so now in Crime and Justice, do you ever get used to it, and are there moments when you’ve doubted what you can do?
Thank you. Of course, everyone has moments where they are not 100% sure about themselves and I've had those moments as well. For me, the key is to have a support system that I can openly talk to.  

Should we expect a Season 3 of Crime and Justice in the near future?
I can only hope. The producers would be in a better place to answer this haha.
What do you enjoy most about your job/career?
That I am passionate and absolutely love what I do. That I get to bring a character to life, authentically as an actor, that I can be a part of a project from the beginning as an idea to the end product as a producer and that I get to meet different personalities as a TV host. 

Any words of inspiration to youngins in the industry?
Stay consistent. Stay true to yourself and to your goals. Always be kind.

What's the biggest lesson you have learnt so far more so from your time on Crime And Justice?
I've seen the crew and director never compromising on quality, so I'd say this is one of them.