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Magazine Article: Romeo and Juliet Essay

Aya Temimi, does this name ring a bell ? Of course ! The most amazing director of all time, billions of fans and directed one of the most famous love stories: The Titanic. Aya Temimi has already sold out, not a million but a BILLION copies of The Titanic. Not only that was a highlight in her amazing career but also being the best director at such a young age (20 years) is very rare, especially, in this new generation. Who would have thought ? That this small girl from the smallest country on Earth would become THIS big? (not me) but a lesson is learned: don’t judge a book by it’s cover or in this case (by it’s surrounding). The amazing Aya took a break for a couple of years, but now she’s back and better than ever. She is willing to win our hearts back by redirecting the famous romantic movie: Romeo&Juliet, we will experience it on whole different level, with new actors and a new director (Aya Temimi). The movie is expected in June 2013, a bit too much waiting for us but you know what they say: haste makes waste, so we have to hold our horses (even though we can’t).

Readers, pick up your ears (or may I say eyes?) because we have a very exclusive interview with the one and only: Aya Temimi !

Hello love, we’ve heard everything about your new movie coming out and we, seriously, can’t wait ! So, would you like to tell us who’s lucky enough to cast the roll of Romeo and why you chose him?

Good morning darling, the lucky young man has to be Justin Bieber (of course). I chose him because he has the whole package: the personality, the looks, the fame and the fans and that can work in our advance. Justin is a very wise young man who’s head over heels in love with his beautiful girlfriend (Selena Gomez, who by the way will play the role of Juliet) , that’s really an icing on the cake because Justin wouldn’t have to “act” in love and it will look more realistic. Justin is also down to earth and really passionate about his music, and Romeo is also passionate but in this case not about music, but about love. Another treat that they both have in common is the fearlessness, they aren’t afraid to do what they want and what they love. Justin isn’t afraid to get critic on what he does, because it wouldn’t stop him from doing it and that’s something that many people admire. As you (obviously) already have seen on the news: Bieber is a hopeless romantic just as Romeo, I mean, seriously, renting the whole strapless center to watch The Titanic with his lovely girlfriend? Awesome.

Wow, that’s quiet an explanation you gave. So, you already spilled the secret about who’s gonna play Juliet. But, my question for you this time is; why did you chose her?

First of all, Selena is a very determined and strong women who loves Justin to death and she did go through a painful period, full of heartbreaking comments and rumors but the love she has for Justin conquers them all. She also showed her loyalty just as Juliet by staying with him even though he was rumored to be the father of the child of Maria Yeater (a fan of Justin) , and even when people really doubted them to last due to the age difference between Justin (18) and Selena (20) (big deal) they are still going strong. Juliet’s love for Romeo was infinite and she would (literally) take the bullet for him, It’s actually just how Selena is loyal towards Justin but then in a more dramatic and difficult way.

Oh I think they will be going strong for a long time, without a doubt. But sweetheart, we are really eager to know who’s going to play the courageous Mercutio ?

Well, that was a difficult choice, it took me a whole lifetime to chose that one. As we all know Mercutio wasn’t just a very loyal and courageous friend, he was more than that. He was the brother Romeo never had, so I needed someone really close to Romeo, in this case( Justin ), to play the role. That has a reason, because Justin needed to experience the pain Romeo was feeling when his best friend was lying lifeless and vulnerable on the ground while Romeo was watching him bleed to death, believe me, that wasn’t just a slap on the wrist. To cut a long story short; we needed someone who was emotionally involved with Justin. Ryan Butler, Justin’s brother from another mother. He’s a very charismatic young fella who has the ladies dropping themselves at his feet (he sure loves that), he loves the attention and is very energetic, just as Mercutio he has a very strong bond with Justin and would do anything for him. Ryan is really fun-loving, he likes to go out and just have the time of his life but he can be very serious and protective when it comes down to Justin. The funny part is that he has the same personality as Mercutio, he’s one of those persons that can joke and make you laugh all the time even if he’s in serious pain or in a wrong situation and that, perfectly, resembles Mercutio.

You talk so passionate about your characters, it must have taken a while before making a definite choice because it sure doesn’t sound as a piece of cake. Love, let’s continue: who’s playing the lovely Nurse? And why?

The Nurse is played by someone who’s very special to me, the apple to my eye: my lovely mother. It did take a little effort but after a few crocodile tears and my dramatic begs, I really had to bend over backwards, but it was worth it. I chose my mom because I believe that no one would play the role of The Nurse better than a mother. The Nurse represented someone who’s very talkative and caring,surprisingly, so is my mom. I could go on and tell a billion things about my lovely mother, but she does resemble The Nurse: because The Nurse was there for Juliet when she wanted to vent to someone about her love life , just like a mother should be (shame on you, Lady Capulet). She helped her through everything: giving her advice, marrying to Romeo, sneak out, cover up for her and simply support her and didn’t make her feel like she’s on her own.

Wow, you do have a way with words ! So, lets move one to the last person: Benvolio. Who’s going to play his character? And why? Hmmpff, I feel like a radio, repeating the same songs.

Thank you, Benvolio is going to be played by (I have to cross my fingers on this one) my dad. My dad is an amazing person and, obviously, father. He’s really peaceful and doesn’t like fights or any violence but he does know how to have fun, he’s a real fuddy duddy. My dad is a very loyal family man and would do everything to keep his family together and live in a peaceful atmosphere. He’s the type of person who keeps his chin up no matter what situation he’s in, that’s why he’s good at giving advice and that also resembles one of Benvolio’s treats. Benvolio also gave Romeo advice to keep looking at other women and forget about Rosaline, he showed Romeo that there are plenty fish in the sea. Another treat of my dad is that he’s very thoughtful, unfortunately, sometimes he thinks too much but after all he’s a men who’s practical: he doesn’t just say, he does. One other similarity of my dad and Benvolio is that they both are, clearly, honest as you might know Benvolio was utterly honest when he was asked by the Prince to explain what happened that day between Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio.

You keep amazing me, Aya ! Unfortunately, this interview has come to an end but before we say goodbye, I would like to ask if you wanted to add anything?

First of all, thank you for everything, I really liked the interview and I would surely do it all over again (if I had time). Most important is that I wanted you to know why I chose those characters who never, actually, acted before. I chose specifically those persons because I have faith in them, I believe that they would amaze the public because each one of them has something,clearly, doozy. The other reason is because I wanted them to experience something new, something they would have to work hard (harder than they do) for and I wanted them to believe that a house divided against Itself can not stand, that they needed to work together and learn from each other to work this out. After all they were all in the same boat , they will all face the same things, the same critics that back seat drivers will have. To conclude everything: we had the time of our lifes, we nearly died laughing at each other after filming the same scenes countless times over and over again and the most important thing is that at the end of this roller coaster, we became one big family.

That was deep, girlie ! I can see that it came deep from your heart, I wish you the best and I will, surely, see you ! Elvis left the building, everyone ! To the last: Romeo&Juliet is coming out in June 2013 ! Specific data will be announced on the 15th of May.


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