At 40, Shahira Fahmy took her first acting class. At 43, she walked the Cannes red carpet for the premiere of her first feature film—the French/Korean drama Claire’s Camera in which she played opposite Isabelle Huppert. Her story of risk and reward is remarkable, even more so because Fahmy already had a successful career, and one that she enjoyed. As an architect, she had her own practice in Cairo, several projects to her name, a teaching post at Columbia University This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 41 My Favorite Thing Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains the significance of his carved stool. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Olalekan Jeyifous On fantastical architecture and sci-fi Brooklyn. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Half a Notion A reassessment of ambivalence. Arts & Culture Design Issue 36 Alexis Sablone Not many architects skate for their country, and not many skateboarders design the parks they skate in. Arts & Culture Issue 35 Lindsay Peoples Wagner Change your style. Change your industry. Change the outlook of the next generation. Kyla Marshell meets the trailblazing editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue Arts & Culture Issue 35 Solid, Liquid + Gas One element. Three states. When faced with change, be like water.