Mais is an actress and a singer. Her father is Lebanese while her mother is a Palestinian-Jordanian. She is the sister of musician May Selim. Hamadan started her TV career in Khareta Am Rakan and Sawalef Hareem.

Are Christmas and other holidays really considered a source of happiness to you and why?
Christmas and holidays are source of happiness as they are a kind of a celebration, we have never considered Christmas a Christian feast. Muslims and Christians celebrate it as a sort of a new start we are happy with.
We’re always looking for things that make us happy and hopeful whether feasts or celebrations.  It’s a start for a new year full of optimism .. we hope to be full of Peace and success. We all wait for vacations to be with our friends, families, travel, or even to rest.

In a Christmas fantasy land – who would be the famous figures (from both the past and the present) at your dinner table and why?
From the present, I would like to invite to my table Turkish actors like Burak, Parish and Nazlie Han and the international Duazien Washington.From the past, that would surely be my father at the head of the table as he passed away when I was young and I miss him a lot. There is also Anwar Elsadat, Ghandi, Mustafa Mahmoud.

What were the highlights of this year for you?
I admit that I was not lucky enough this year … I have not made a great personal achievement or even on the professional level. I think 2017 is one of my worst years, but I Thanks God that I am in a good health and my family is in a good condition surrounding me.I don’t have things that I could exactly say I am happy about.

What are you doing for Christmas this year?
I am thinking about travelling to the United States with one of my best friends, or going to Cuba; a new country that I have never visited before… I have not decided yet… Generally I prefer to spend the Christmas holiday with my friends abroad.

 

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I don’t like dogs even though I have one at home. I like Giraffes as they look elegant with their color printed skin and tall necks. I also like Monkeys..they remind me of us “Humans” I feel like we are an updated version of them.

Where do you see yourself in the competition?
I am not in the competition right now, but I am doing good, I think I deserve more than what I am getting now, but I also keep telling myself that everyone has their day. I expect to be in a better place on at different time. Everyone get the time they would shine on. For example, Sherine Reda and Anoshka have shined in their 5o’s, you never know when your moment will come, I am doing well but I deserve better. Hopefully It’s a matter of time.
My work is mainly outside Egypt. Film makers outside Egypt seem to value my talent more. The roles that they give me highlight what I am good at… As I like the fact that I can speak with more than one accent. I don’t have any concerns to work on what I love until I receive what I want here in Egypt.. On the other hand, I acted in a very nice series last year here in Egypt named Taat noor with Hany Salama and I think it was very good.

What’s next for Mais ?
So far I am part of a Jordanian series named Shaa mn el Madi. It’s my first Jordanian work ever, even though Jordan is my birthplace.

What are your wishes for next year?
There is a lot of things I wish to do… For me, that would include finding love, I’m someone who is very romantic, I am hopefully looking for the right person, and would like to get married and have a family. On the Professional level, I would like to achieve a little bit more in Comedy, charades, and Action movies.

Are Christmas and other holidays really considered a source of happiness to you and why?
Christmas and holidays are source of happiness as they are a kind of a celebration, we have never considered Christmas a Christian feast. Muslims and Christians celebrate it as a sort of a new start we are happy with. We’re always looking for things that make us happy and hopeful whether feasts or celebrations. It’s a start for a new year full of optimism .. we hope to be full of Peace and success. We all wait for vacations to be with our friends, families, travel, or even to rest.

In a Christmas fantasy land – who would be the famous figures (from both the past and the present) at your dinner table and why?
From the present, I would like to invite to my table Turkish actors like Burak, Parish and Nazlie Han and the international Duazien Washington.From the past, that would surely be my father at the head of the table as he passed away when I was young and I miss him a lot. There is also Anwar Elsadat, Ghandi, Mustafa Mahmoud There are just so many things that I wish to do and have not achieved yet. I hope for people to be good to one another and spread peace on earth.

A word for your readers?
It is not worth it to be jealous from one other and turn our lives into a messy jungle we can’t live in. Let’s always remember that life is simple than it seems. You should do your best and let God do the rest.