(AP) CASABLANCA, Morocco – Mehdi Ouazzani isn’t the devil, but he has played one on TV — in the popular five-part miniseries “The Bible” — only he didn’t realize that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.

“One morning somebody called me and said, ‘You have to look at your email,’ and I was so surprised,” Mr. Ouazzani, a veteran Moroccan actor with decades of film experience, told the Associated Press in Casablanca before jetting off to the remote desert town of Erfoud, where he’s playing a police inspector in a German crime drama.

“For someone like me, a simple unknown actor, to find himself in a controversy like this – even though it’s nonsense – it makes me known around the world, so it’s something positive,” he said with a chuckle.


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