Interview With Youssef Badawy: Things You Didn’t Know 


April 27, 2021

Youssef Badawy is an Egyptian actor who has appeared in many well-known ads across the country. In a recent chat with the star, we got to know Badawy a little but more. He talked about his early beginnings, his favorite movie, and revealed what his favorite travel destinations are. 

Below is an excerpt from the interview: 

When and how did you decide to become an actor?

It was not really an idea I had or a decision I had to make. It started by chance during my school and university years. My talent then developed into roles with the great director Tamer Karam. I then got to take part in advertisements. 

What is your strength as an actor?

Actors must be able to play all kinds of roles. I have presented dramatic roles in several short films as well as comedic roles in advertisements. 

What role would you like to play?

I would like to play a character with mental illness. I like complex characters. 

If given the opportunity, who would you like to collaborate with?

I would love to work with Ahmed Helmy again. I would also like to work alongside Ahmed El Sakka and Karim Abdel Aziz. In terms of directors, I would like to collaborate with Ahmed Nader Jalal and Marwan Hamed.

If you weren't an actor, what would you be?

I would have liked to work at a bank in addition to acting. In fact, I am currently working at a bank.

What is your favorite TV show?

I love the show "Dark,” presented by Ashraf Abdel-Baqi.

Who is your favorite celebrity? 

Ahmed El Sakka, Ahmed Helmy and Karim Abdel Aziz. In terms of foreign celebrities, I love Brad Pitt. 

What is your favorite song?

Mahmoud Al-Asaily's song "Mesh Zay El Aflam” is my favorite. It is the first song by the artist that I came across.

What is your favorite sport?

Swimming, squash and horseback riding.

What is your favorite travel destination?

Cuba and Argentina; I would love to see the people and the sea there.

What scares you most?

The future; I think about it all the time.

What angers you most? 

Passivity.

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