In this post, you will find great Mena Massoud Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
We’re – we’re Coptic Christian.
Aladdin is a good soul. He is very selfless and usually does things for other people, but as he falls in love, he loses himself a little bit and starts to become someone that he is not. But he is a person with good intentions and has good people surrounding him who lead him back to where he is supposed to be.
I think the first time I watched ‘Aladdin’ was when I was still in Egypt, because I was born in Cairo.
It’s a funny thing that’s happening online. The Middle Easterners want ‘Aladdin’ to be a Middle Eastern story, and the Indians want ‘Aladdin’ to be an Indian story. The truth is, it’s really a folk tale from the 1800s, and Agrabah is a fictional place that’s a culmination of India and Asia and the Middle East.
The beautiful thing about art is that there’s always somewhere to go. There’s always something new to explore and, as an artist, that’s just what I want to do. I wanna keep exploring new things with different directors with different producers and different styles and tones.
I was in AP chemistry in high school, and I really liked it.
Ryerson helped me because I was around acting all the time. It was pretty much all I thought about, even if I didn’t really get to practice every day; I definitely thought about it. Actually a lot of it was just sitting and watching, especially in my last year, but I think a good actor learns from everything.
I grew up in a culturally different household.
I’m pretty good at going incognito.
Growing up, I didn’t see anybody with my skin color or my background. I didn’t know it was possible to have a Middle Eastern actor in a lead role.
In the industry, artists of of color struggle the most. Caucasian artists have really solidified themselves in the industry, and with African Americans now we see directors and producers who vow to only produce work that shines a light on African American artists. But everybody in the middle gets lost.
My parents saw certain things differently than other people.
I can’t change what casting directors do or what producers do. I can only change what I do.
A lot of the Egyptian community is made up of doctors, pharmacists and engineers. All throughout high school I took sciences, but eventually I chose to pursue what I truly want to do.
I went to theater school in Toronto for four years and grew up around actors, and things like headshots could cost you from $500 to $1,000. That can be a big deal for a struggling artist.
We don’t tell Canadian stories enough.
I think since ‘Aladdin’ my expectations for things releasing and what they’re going to do in my career, I’ve had to really pull them back.
A good learner learns from everything!