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Published On: Thu, Sep 13th, 2012

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia says Muhammad video doctored, lines dubbed in, she feels ‘sick’

The story of the Muhammed movie which has been blamed for the deadly protests in Libya and Egypt appears to be more complicated.

An actress in the film, Cindy Lee Garcia (listed as Cindy Lee Davis on IMDB), says she had no idea they were starring in anti-Islam propaganda which depicts Muhammed as a child molester and thug. They were deceived by the film’s director, believing they were appearing in a film about the life of a generic Egyptian 2,000 years ago.

Garcia, an actress from Bakersfield, California, has a small role in the Muhammed movie as a woman whose young daughter is given to Muhammed to marry.

During a phone interview this afternoon with Gawker, Garcia says she had no idea she was participating in an offensive spoof on the life of Muhammed when she answered a casting call through an agency last summer and got the part.

The script she was given was titled simply Desert Warriors.

“It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago,” Garcia said. “It wasn’t based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn’t anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything.”

In the script and during the shooting, nothing indicated the controversial nature of the final product, now called Muslim Innocence.

Muhammed wasn’t even called Muhammed; he was “Master George,” Garcia said. The word “Muhammed” was dubbed over in post-production, as were essentially all other offensive references to Islam and Muhammed.

For example, at 9:03 in the trailer, Garcia berates her husband, who wants to send their daughter to Muhammed: “Is your Muhammed a child molester?” she says in the final product.

But the words are dubbed over what she actually said. The line in the script—and the line Garcia gave during filming—was, “is your God a child molester,” Garcia told us today.

Garcia was horrified when she saw the end product, and when protesters in Libya killed four U.S. Embassy employees.

“I had nothing to do really with anything,” she said today. “Now we have people dead because of a movie I was in. It makes me sick.”

Check out the entire Gawker story here

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  1. US Warships and Marines on the move toward Cairo and Benghazi!!! says:

    […] into the production is offered in this blog interview of a woman who apparently acted in the film: Actress Cindy Lee Garcia says Muhammad video doctored, lines dubbed in, she feels ‘sick’… Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size. –Blaise […]

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