In response, the Turkish consul general left the room. The speech drew wide attention and praise in Germany for its empathic message. During the televised acceptance speech, she tearfully complained about the "dirty smear campaign" and "media rape" she was subject to. In , one year after first appearing in a supporting role in the long-running crime series Tatort , she became a permanent cast member as new investigator Sarah Brandt, working alongside chief investigator Klaus Borowski. She was awarded the Lola for Best Actress in for her role. Her parents came to Germany from Turkey in , and were described by Kekilli as "fairly liberal ".
Carter. Age: 28.
Sadly, violence belongs to the culture of Islam ".
Carolyn. Age: 28.
Filming proved strenuous for Kekilli personally, and she underwent an appendectomy during filming in Turkey. In , while at a shopping mall in Cologne , Kekilli was noticed by a casting director, who invited her to audition for a role in a film. Kekilli denounced the senders as "bigoted" and "full of hate".