“Dreaming with you”: when Can Yaman and Anil Çelik caught the same illness while recording

Not everything was rosy in the recordings of the Turkish soap opera “Dream about you”. And it is that being an actor is not easy and leads to facing great challenges, like the one they assumed Can Yaman and Anil Celik. They had to embody Can Divit and Cey Cey, despite having a contagious disease and not being comfortable. Here the whole story.

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“Erkenci Kus” or “Pájaron soñador” is an Ottoman melodrama, starring Can Yaman and Demet Özdemir, which reached an international audience success.

Since its premiere in Turkey in 2018, the fiction captivated the public with its plot and a talented cast, which allowed it to cross borders. It expanded to other countries, such as Spain and Argentina, where it has been broadcast on the Telefe network since the end of last year.


Can Yaman and Anil Çelik, who in Ottoman fiction played Can Divit and Cey Cey, caught the same illness while filming and, despite this, continued working. They managed to make the problem go unnoticed.

The actors were infected between the original chapters 22 and 24 both, but they continued to work but with the necessary protection measures so as not to escalate the problem. They had? conjunctivitis.

Who got infected first?

The first one who was infected, according to the Turkish press, was the actor Anil Çelik and he realized it when they were recording the original episode 22. The actor bet on dark glasses to cover the problem of the effect of light and, for sure, creams to calm irritation.

Can Yaman

The so-called Turkish Aquaman, Can Yaman, began to feel the symptoms when they were recording chapter 23. Like his colleague, he continued filming the fiction, but in his case he not only covered his eyes with dark glasses but also included the plot a brief explanation of what was happening to him.

“Maybe I have an infection or something in my eyes. They hurt and they are swollen.” the character of Can in fiction will say to his brother Emir, then he will add: “It could be contagious. Tomorrow I’m going to the doctor’s office”. Nothing more similar to reality.

Both characters were wearing dark glasses all the time and that caught the attention of the audience, but they were able to overcome it with a plot that was adapted to the situation.

The actor Can Yaman rose to fame with “Pájaron Soñador” (Photo: Can Yaman)


  • Demet Özdemir as Sanem Aydın Divit
  • Can Yaman as Can Divit
  • Özlem Tokaslan as Mevkibe Aydın
  • Cihan Ercan as Muzaffer “Misifú” Kaya
  • Öznur Serçeler as Leyla Aydın Divit
  • Berat Yenilmez as Nihat Aydin
  • Birand Tunca as Emre Divit
  • İpek Tenolcay as Hüma Divit Erdamar
  • Sevcan Yaşar as Aylin Yükselen
  • Anıl Çelik as Cengiz “Ceycey” Ozdemir
  • Tuğçe Kumral as Deren Keskin
  • Ceren Taşçı as Ayhan Işık
  • Sibel Şişman as Güliz Yıldırım
  • Tuan Tunalı as Metin Avukat
  • Ali Yağcı as Osman Işık
  • Asuman Çakır as Aysun Kaya
  • Oguz Okul as Rifat
  • Feri Baycu Güler as Melahat
  • Kimya Gökçe Aytaç as Polen
  • Ahmet Somers as Aziz Divit
  • Utku Ateş as Yiğit
  • Tolga Bayrakali as Akif
  • Ayşe Akın as Arsu Taș
  • Baki Çiftçi as Levent Divit
  • Alsı Melisa Uzun as Gamze
  • Dilek Serbest as Ayça
  • Tufan Günaçan as Samet Hoca
  • Gamze Topuz as Ceyda
  • Özgur Özberk as Enzo Fabri

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