While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation. Maadi to me represents the very best of the acting profession, a mixture of sultry sex appeal and an attractive lack of self-consciousness. His portrayal of two men, Amir and Hamed in Melbourne and Tales (Ghesseha) respectively, at this year's Venice Film Festival prove his undeniable talent, across borders, languages and nationalities.
This year, in Venice, my wish came true. But more on the incredible interview with Payman Maadi to come. Lets just say that a man who chooses the three words to describe himself to be "hard-working, family and peace" cannot be disappointing as an interview subject.