The Malta Independent 2 December 2023, Saturday
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Getting to know Emanuel Cassar

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 25 September 2022, 10:30 Last update: about 2 years ago

You’ve seen him on television and in theatres. He’s at his best there, and it’s no surprise that he says that drama is his favourite hobby and that his biggest regret is not having studied drama abroad.

But what does Emanuel Cassar like to read? And what is his favourite pasta dish?

And who would he like to have dinner with?



What was the last book you read?

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva 

Who is your favourite author?

George Orwell

What was the last film you watched?


Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

Mamma Mia

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Meryl Streep

What is your favourite TV series?

Prison Break

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?

(Not interested) Maybe football

Which team do you support?


Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

The Wonder of You (By Elvis Presley)

Who is your favourite singer/band?

George Ezra


Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended? 

I have attended Phantom of the Opera. I would like to attend The Lion King (Musical)

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Radio & my visual glasses & a book

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?


What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Crocodile meat

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

A short walk early in the morning

Which fictional character do you relate to most?


Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?

30 years of age

What invention would you erase from history?

Mobile phones

Would you like to know the day when you will die?

No I am always prepared!

What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 

Chinese cuisine 

What is your favourite hobby?

Drama (Theatre)

What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?


What's your favourite board game?


What is your favourite pizza?

Quattro Stagioni

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?

Imqarrun  il-forn (Baked pasta)

What is your favourite cartoon show?

Tom and Jerry

What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

Swimming and relaxing (and performing Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej during summer 2022)

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?

A health profession

What is your best childhood memory?

At drama school

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your super hero?


Which toy do you wish to have kept?

Topo Gigio  (a soft toy mede of rubber)

What subject did you excel in at school?


What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Tarxien feast

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

To be a responsible and independent person

What would you change about yourself if you could?

 Less nervous

What really makes you angry?

Two faced people (not sincere)

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half empty

Are you a sore loser?

No (life goes on)

What is your biggest regret?

That I did not study theatre abroad

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

 To be an understandable person and accept me as I am

What is your greatest fear?

To be left alone

What is your life motto?

Be always prepared

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

I love you, please do not bother me!

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

To meet positive people!

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

I share with others

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

My parents (dead) and another two friends!

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

My mother (Grazzja)

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

During the period of the Roman times

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

When my mother passed away on 15th August 2007

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chicken with potatoes

If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

The mystery of our next life after we depart from this planet

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?


If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

To know if any disasters will occur to be always prepared for every instance

Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?

Walk in winter, both in summer

Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?



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