The Heroine’s Journey of Mariah Tannoury

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

Waking up in the morning excited about going to discover something new about myself while doing it

What is my idea of happiness?

Working with passion surrounded by love

What is my greatest fear?

My mind taking me to bad trips, feeling weak in front of a big problem

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Feeling fear.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Meryl Streep.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Trying to take my fantasies for real.

On what occasion would I lie?

To save someone from useless suffering.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The long periods of waiting between projects, the doubt that comes with it.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Now, between Paris and Beirut. 

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Aging and rejuvenating when I want.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Doing it with the heart.

Where would I most like to live?

Between two cities, Paris and Beirut 

What is my most treasured possession?

Love, really.

What is my most marked characteristic?


What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

In paris, the museums, in Beirut, friend’s homes.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

In paris, thai good restaurants ( there are too many), in Lebanon, lebanese good restaurants (there are too many).

What books influenced my life and how?

Anais Nin’s books when I was too young, they showed me what a woman could be. The Wisdom Of Insecurity by Alan Watts when I grew up, it showed me another way to become an adult.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Alice In Wonderland.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My father, my mother, my sisters, my friends, my exes, my boyfriend.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan.

What role play stories in my life and work?

They open a new dimension for life and work, stories are inspirational.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

I am the storyteller, the the producer, the writer, the director, the actress, the editor, the distributor and the watcher of my life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My boyfriend.

Which people or companies would I like to work with? (you can mention a maximum of 10 people and/or companies who could make a real difference in your creative career. I will invite them to tell their story, tell them you mentioned their name and send them your story)

Tim Burton

Pedro Almodovar

David Lynch

Eddie Redmayne

What project am I looking forward to work on?

An inspiring international movie with marvelous multicultural actors.

Where can you see me or my work?

In books and movies.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Whenever life is pure, passion is. 

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