The Straits Times
Published on Sep 13, 2012

Actress in anti-Islamic film claims she was duped


LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The origins of a crudely made anti-Muslim movie that sparked violent protests in Egypt and Libya began to slowly emerge on Wednesday, with an actress in the California production saying she was duped and was unaware it was about the Prophet Muhammad.

Cindy Lee Garcia of Bakersfield, California, who appears briefly in clips of the film posted online, said she answered a casting call last year to appear in a movie titled Desert Warrior.

"It looks so unreal to me, it's like nothing that we even filmed was there. There was all this weird stuff there," Garcia said in a phone interview.

Clips of the movie, posted on YouTube under several titles including Innocence Of Muslims, portrayed the Muslim prophet engaged in crude and offensive behaviour.