Hanan al Turk as she appeared with her new hijab or headcovering.
Turk, then, joins seveal other Egyptian actresses and singers (Shadya, Suhair al Bably, Shaheera) who have been assuming the hijab in the past few years. But while earlier the women would then give up their public careers, more recently they have not seen a contradiction between the hijab and acting in what they term Islamically acceptable roles. Al Turk's point is that the roles written for women should reflect Egyptian women in real life, the majority of whom happened to be wearing headscarfs.
Of course, al Turk should be free to wear what she wants. And we should be free to watch what we want.
What I find unacceptable is the "congratulations" and the "mabrouks" and "cheers" that this decision receives from some people and make its way into public space. It's in response to this kind of response that I'd like to say that her wearing the veil does not make her a better human being (which is the only point of reference I care for). If anything, it shows her to be the little conformist that she always was. Her overacting and religious sanctimoniousness make her a bore with or without the veil.