As I was walking to the cafe' where I was to meet Ben Camille, probably the most followed bloke at the moment locally, I mentally prepared myself for a rushed, brief meeting with a vain guy. He'd brief me with a list of his achievements and then tell me he'll have to rush to another appointment. And that would have been more than understandable; I mean he's going to be our host during the Malta Song for Europe this Friday and Saturday - the guy must be super busy!!
Instead, the minute I arrive and wait outside the cafe I see a guy hurrying towards me and waving from across the road. I recognise him from his walk, tall and determined. It's Mario from Strada Stretta. It's Ben :)
I've been meaning to interview Ben from the very first episode of Strada Stretta; I just love this TV Drama which is, in my opinion, one of the very best (if not the best) we've seen on local television. Top that with the fact that everyone is talking and religiously following this drama, even here on my blog, and I decide to contact Ben to see whether he'd be available for a chat. From the very first time we started communicating to set up a meeting, I realise he's super professional in his attitude towards work and as soon as I saw him I just tell him so. He smiles, acknowledges and asks me something about myself and I realise this guy is down.to.earth. Impulsively I tell him about this observation of mine and he tells me that he'd like to think he's one who's keeping his feet to the ground and that the latter is partly thanks to his upbringing and his parents who keep him grounded.
Photo: Bernard Polidano/ Make-up: Natasha Polidano/
Hair: Pierre Camille Hairdressing/ Styling: Carina Camilleri