Name: Sarah Hamadé
Profession: Stunt Woman
Who is Sarah Hamadé?
Well, in brief, I am an enthusiastic person who has a passion for cars; Fast cars more specifically.
This flame started at a younger age when I used to stay up late and watch my preferred racing films…Afterwards, at the age of 22, my dream was totally different from all the other girls, as I got inspired by my friends “the drifters” and started to plan to have my own Drift BMW. All I wanted is to work hard to save money and to get my own car!
Looking back now to that period of time, I laugh at myself because I was really crazy and obsessed with fast engines’ sounds, however, this has led me to develop my curiosity and learn more about the details of the Auto mechanical systems.
So now I spend most of my free time with mechanics’ friends in their garage learning the secrets of powerful cars.
Stuntmen are rare in our region, but a stuntwoman is something really unique, what did first push you to go stunting?
I honestly didn’t know what Car Stunt means until I met “Naji Bou Hassan” and was amazed by his spectacular crazy shows. As a first time watcher, it was shocking for me and all the audience was like “OMG, This guy is so crazy!!” no one could expect the crazy ideas he came up with during his shows. It was like watching a car circus performed by an expert!
So I was present in all the events where Naji was performing. And we became friends. We had a common passion for Drifting and cars and he found in me let’s say some skills for car stunting and from here started the adventure J
I am so lucky to be a Stuntwoman!
Is car stunting dangerous in general and more dangerous when it is performed by a lady?
I will not use the word dangerous. But let’s say car stunting is a high-risk sport depending on the spectators’ point of view. They think it is risky because they are not aware of all the safety measures and arrangements we do prior to the show.
So for us, car stunting is just a “Cool” entertaining activity where all we have to do is follow the steps of the planned show to succeed.
Thus for a lady or a guy, car stunting is a safe activity once all steps are controlled within Safety limits.
Does stunting require special physical power, fitness… so what kind of special powers you have?
Of course! Round Muscles, Six Packs, and a Fat-free Diet!
No….I am just kidding as I find this question funny…
Well, of course, it is essential to have a moderate weight since car stunting requires a lot of fast body movements.
What pushed you to become a professional stuntwoman?
I still do not consider myself as a professional stuntwoman but as an experienced Stunt couple aiming for new challenging ideas and stunt projects. Again Naji was my inspiration and when we did our first show together in Salima, I was so excited and happy watching the smile of all the people around us, clapping hands and shouting loud…
It is really a very nice feeling.
What kind of stunts have you performed and for how long have you been performing stunts?
It has been around 3 years that I’m into car stunts with my partner. Till now it is all about cars.
What is the usual people‘s reaction when they see a woman doing car stunts?
Most of them are surprised. They also enjoy watching a woman who is supposed to be calm & sweet into such a challenging adventure. I believe that this contrast is really exciting.
What kind of messages are you sending to our community in general and to the amateur cars or motorcycles stunt people performing dangerous moves on open roads?
To begin with, I would like to highlight the fact that all of our stunts are never performed without prior serious planning respecting high safety rules. They are always done during an organized big event.
So the message that I am trying to deliver is that it is totally wrong & forbidden to practice any kind of stunt activity on open roads, outside of an organized event and without the minimum of safety regulations.
So to all car & motorcycle drivers: Drive safely on the road and act as Crazy as you want inside a closed track/circuit respecting the minimum obligatory Safety rules.
Anything else you would like to share
Thank you for this interview and I really appreciate your kind interest in what we do.
I am very glad to share with you details about myself and I wish all Arab Tuning and Arab Motor World family all the success and best of luck! Thank you…