Different, rich and enjoyable.
A lot actually! Performing in a live TV show was a new experience for me. Impersonating famous characters and competing with others on stage was very challenging. In drama or theatre I act different characters, but I have my own sense and vision for the character, I paint it my way. This was different. It took lots of efforts to get myself into this experience.
A week with no weekends! We had a very short time to prepare for every new character. Each character was challenging in many aspects, the looks, the movements, the voice and the appearance. From Sundays through Tuesdays I study every single aspect of the character. From Wednesdays through Saturdays, I work with the production staff in the studio; selecting outfits, doing dance training and running rehearsals. The longest day was Saturday till the end of the live show. I have also managed to continue my voice training classes with my private tutor once or twice a week at least, and I tried to leave some time for swimming to relax.
The varying characters and performances I had to show and the tricks that I learned to express myself through each of them. The excitement I have every week for the next character was a drive on its own to continue the show. Also, communicating with my followers on facebook and twitter after every show was very enjoyable.
Dalida is always my favorite to play in a movie, drama or on stage. But through the show I also liked Shakira and Patricia Kass. The most difficult was Najwa Karam, it was my first imitation of her.
Actually, I like to go further and show pop groups like the Abba. This demands more skills to synchronize in-group performance.
I didnt participate in the show to compete with others, although that was the rule of the game. But I had my own game; each character I performed was competing with the others. And Cher was the toughest of all.
I cant create a nice painting!
I can manage.
I stick with mine!
Usually, I travel. This is year I dont think I will be able to travel due to extended work commitments.
I am shooting a complex social drama series in Damascus called Shahr Zaman. In addition, I am going into huddles to join a couple of series between Damascus and Beirut. Also, I am preparing a new song and hopefully I will be able to release it by the end of 2014.
As an actress, I like to take a panoramic view on most if not all productions during Ramadan. I choose what attracts me most and watch it after the season.
Unfortunately, I am committed to work during Ramadan.