Meral Okay created 'Magnificent Century', but there was just as much drama in her life21.09.2022
“The series is not only about that century, but also about people, their feelings, relationships. I wanted to show real people. To designate the connection of that era and ours, so that the audience would be clearer, more interesting. If you show everything exactly according to history, who will watch? PhDs? Finding a compromise with historical consultants is the hardest part of working on a series. That is not possible, this is not possible. If I had listened to them, there would have been no love at all, ”the screenwriter responded to the attacks of critics.
Meral Okay gave all her strength to the project – she worked around the clock. At some point, Meral felt unwell and decided to turn to specialists. The diagnosis was disappointing – lung cancer. The disease progressed very quickly. When the information reached the press, they began to say that the project would be closed. However, Okay would never let that happen. Even when she had no strength at all, she continued to advise colleagues. Before her death, she did several important things: she handed over all the achievements and bequeathed to give all her fortune to charity.