Chatting with Maguy Bou Ghosn

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Bitten with the acting bug from very early on!
Chatting with Maguy Bou Ghosn

A Murex d’Or winner infamous for her pretty smile and nonchalant sense of humor, Maguy Bou Ghosn has been praised for her acting achievements throughout the Arab region. A favorite of fans in place like Syria, the Persian Gulf, and right here in Lebanon, she has been applauded for both her acting and her singing skills.


On a personal note


How do you define your life?

On the personal side, my life is relatively normal, with a small beautiful family and living day by day. On the professional side, I work hard to improve myself and to achieve all my dreams….


As a child, what did you dream of becoming?

Since I was 3years old, I claimed that I wanted to be "inside" the TV - and I couldn’t understand at that time how it could possibly happen! Later on, I realized that I really wanted to be an actress. At 17 years old, I decided to study acting and directing. That's when my story began…. 


What is your biggest fear?

Death...because everything has a solution... except for death.


What gives you the most pleasure?   

My first pleasure is seeing my kids growing up in a healthy and happy way! My second pleasure revolves around my work - especially when I see my success in the audiences' eyes.


What makes you cry?

When people I trust and love disappoint me.


How would you describe your personality? 

Honest and sensitive…


Life’s lessons


What is your motto in life?

Always be positive and optimistic …


What gives you inspiration?

Everything from my love to my life... I get inspired from every little thing around me.


Do you have any regrets in life?  

No, not at all... because all the unexpected and harmful things or attitudes that occur in life give me the power to keep going on; they teach me lessons in order not to fall into the same situation again.


Who or what has touched you deeply in your life? 

Seeing sickness in children….especially those who suffer from chronic diseases.


What is the best advice you have ever been given? 

To live and learn... and pass it on!


Do you have any dreams?  

Lots of them...


What gets you angry?  

War and cheating…


Opposite sex


What is the first thing that you notice in the opposite sex? 

A sense of humor…


What is the most irritating trait for you in the opposite sex?  

Greediness …especially passionate greediness.


What do you think is the sexiest trait in the opposite sex?

Smiley eyes….


Do you believe in love at first sight? 

I believe in attraction at the first sight, but not love….


Simply a matter of taste


Who is your favorite author?

Ahlam Mosteghanemi …


Do you have a favorite movie?  

"I am Sam" with Sean Penn…


What is your favorite type of food?

Lebanese food…


What is your favorite snack?  



Do you have a favorite singer or band?

Celine Dion...




How important is money to you?

Money is a needed tool to live in a proper way without needing anyone else...


If you can change one thing about you…what would it be? 

Nothing at all….I am happy with Maguy as she is….


Do you have any hobbies?

Swimming, singing, and travelling…..


What is your favorite show to watch on TV?

Dancing and singing competition shows...


Are you addicted to technology?

Not at all…I do not understand anything about technology…lol!


 Where is your favorite place to travel?  



Do you have any pets?



What is the last thing that you do before sleeping?

Brush my teeth and check WhatsApp…


How many hours do you sleep at night?

Around 8 hours…


Are you a morning person or a night person?

Definitely a night person…


Diet and exercise…


What is your favorite sport?



How do you keep in shape?

By eating less…although I should also exercise :)


Do you follow a certain type of diet?

No, I eat whatever I want, with appropriate portions.


Beauty and style…


Do you have a favorite perfume brand?



What is your favorite make up brand?



What brand of face cream do you prefer? 



What is the one beauty item you couldn’t live without? 



Are you very selective in the brands or types of clothes that you wear?

Not interested in brands as much as I am interested in the piece itself and how it looks on me...


Who is your favorite fashion designer?  

Zuhair Murad


A promising future…


What challenges do you face in your career? 

To continue working on the same level and going forward step by step…


How long have you been acting for now?

It has been about 15 years now!


You were great on Celebrity Duets. Has singing become an important part of your life?

Just a hobby….


Do you prefer to sing or to act? 

To act….


What are your future plans?  

To prepare a cine-movie...


Is there anything about you or your personality that others would be surprised about? 

My simplicity surprises others who meet me for the first time…


Do you ever get nervous before stepping in front of the camera?

Yes, many times…but once the camera rolls... I forget everything and just focus on the role I am playing.

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