Love Is in the Air: Elçin Afacan, when she gained 20 kilos for a soap opera and the problems it caused her.

Love Is in the Air: Elçin Afacan, when she gained 20 kilos for a soap opera and the problems it caused her.

The actress plays Melek, Eda's best friend in "Love Is in the Air". During an interview, Elçin Afacan revealed the time she had to gain weight in order to play a character, even though it caused her problems.

Elçin Afacan, the actress who brings 'Melo' to life, was born on January 22, 1991, in Istanbul, she is currently 30 years old ...

"Love Is in the Air," tells us the love story of Eda Yildiz and Serkan Bolat; but, around the characters of Hande Erçel and Kerem Bürsin, there are others that enrich the plot even more. Such is the case of Melek Yücel, played by actress Elçin Afacan.

In "Sen Çal Kapımı Sen" (in its original language), Melek is one of Eda's great friends and confidants. Everyone affectionately calls her 'Melo'. She works as a cashier and part-time hostess, and despite suffering several love disappointments, she is obsessed with finding a husband and having many children.

Elçin Afacan, the actress who gives life to 'Melo', knew since she was a child that she wanted to be an actress and always sought to fight for her dreams. In fact, in an interview, she revealed the things she had to do to win a role in some fiction in her country, such as having to gain 20 kilos.


Afacan has revealed that she will always give her all for the roles she plays. Like that time she had to gain 20 kg to give life to Beste in the series "Bir Aile Hikayesi" in 2019. As the actress told, it is the craziest thing she has ever done, but she was very satisfied with the result.

"I am not unhappy with my weight or who I am, but to protect my health I had to lose those 20 extra kilos, which are not mine. Being too overweight or too thin can be a nuisance or a problem for many people. There is a lot of pressure in the world about judging one's own image," she said in an interview with Dizi Doktoru.

On the other hand, the actress takes the opportunity to vindicate overweight actresses, even denounces that she was left without jobs only for not being at an "ideal weight".

"I can't say I had the ideal body before I gained weight. I was less than my current weight, but I was overweight. In some jobs, there were times when I couldn't get the job just because I was overweight," she confessed.


Elçin Afacan was born on January 22, 1991, in Istanbul, she is 30 years old. After graduating from the State Conservatory of Fine Arts University Mimar Sinan entered the world of acting.

Her first appearance in front of cameras was in the competition show "Our Mission Comedy" (2016), broadcast on FOX Turkey, soon after, the same year, she was called for the series "İçerde" where she gave life to Gülçin. The following year, in 2017, she played the role of a student who always sat in the back row of the classroom in "Deli Gönül".

Later, in 2019, she starred in the comedy titled "A Family Story" with the character Beste Gunes, achieving popularity. So much so that she was called to join the cast of "Sen Çal Kapımı", where we see her as Melo. In addition to continuing in the theater. In addition, she has been the image of various magazines, like Elle.

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