Where do you live?
I live in Nicosia with my partner.
Best childhood memory?
I can’t pick one. My whole childhood was a beautiful and unforgettable memory. My best childhood scents and images are of my two darling sisters – Anna and Pambina – and of my wonderful parents.
Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish? What food would you really turn your nose up to?
Mum’s ‘restaurant’! Whatever she makes, is the best food in the world! I don’t like raw sushi.
What did you have for breakfast?
Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
I’m more of a morning person. If don’t go to the theatre in the evenings, I like to being cosy at home with company.
Best book ever read?
I have read many books in my life, mainly theatre plays but the one that has touched me the most – perhaps because of the age I was when I read it – is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. He gave me strength, faith and will to move on to life and conquer my dreams.
Favourite film of all time?
Erin Brockovich! Excellent acting by Julia Roberts! The film deals with the story of an actual everyday person, a mother of three, who dares to stand against great interests and brings a large company to court for the ecological disaster it has caused a small town. This is a film in which there may be no action, but there is a struggle and passion for a moral vindication.
Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
Favorite holiday destination, Santorini. So much beauty gathered in an island! It’s like being in a painting. Dream destination the Maldives.
What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I usually do not listen to any music in the car. When I drive is when I have my moments of calm, it is when I plunge into my thoughts.
What is always in your fridge?
Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
The house of my dreams, I do not care if is in the countryside or in the city, as long as my loved ones are in it. Home is where the heart is.
If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
If I had this opportunity, I would like to meet again one of my beloved ones who left this world early. To see them, hug them and ask them to stay…
If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
If there was no way of survival, I would like to be with all my loved ones.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing people I love
Tell me a joke…
Hard to think of one after feeling blue from the previous question.
I hear jokes, but I instantly forget them…
Maria Zitti is a teacher at the Acting studies programme at Intercollege and at the Kimolia and Fun4act theatrical workshops