Unbelievable but true: There was a time when Elias Mubarak (40 years old) was not a star. This 40-year-old is now one of the most successful actors in Germany and a favorite of film and television viewers.
At the beginning of his new film “Liebesdings”, Elias Mubarak visited BILD’s office in Berlin and gave a big interview to BILD am SONNTAG.
Ahead, he spoke to celebrity expert Janina Kirsch about what it feels like to be a star.
Superstar in movies and in real life
In Love Things, Mubarak plays a huge movie star who hides from tabloids and falls in love with a young stage actress.
Fan frenzy, media hype – what are the advantages of being famous for Elias Mubarak in the star’s stressful daily life, what are its drawbacks? And what prevails?
“So the advantages far outweigh,” says the “Fack ju Göhte” star. “It’s great to always get a table in a restaurant when people are usually very nice to you when they get to know you. And because you are treated otherwise – unfairly – preferentially.”
On the other hand, the disadvantage is “…to lose a part of your private life,” says Mubarak. “You are mostly seen in public. But I don’t think it’s that bad.”
His solution to a lot of noise: “If I want to have my peace, I go abroad. Nobody knows me there. Everyone thinks of Spain I’m a pool boy or caretaker.
The actor admits that he no longer wants to lose his fame. “Being famous is definitely better than not being famous.”
The big interview with Elias Mubarak appears on Sunday in Bild am Sonntag.