Not in the case of Dubai, because while sitting on the sidelines, the powers that be in the emirate have had a chance to observe everyone else's mistakes, so as not to repeat them.Fast forward a couple of years to present time and Al Sharif has, of course, proven me right.
The 61-year-old man, who lives in Tin Shui Wai, called police at about 8.15am today after payment was demanded of him, according to police.
I cheered silently, as Al Sharif at once supported firmly his own choices -- and those of the Commission -- and listened to her suggestions, told in that typical "I know better than you" tone that so-called Hollywood experts tend to use to address relative "newcomers" to the game.
Because in terms of timing, and timing only, Dubai is indeed the last player to join the world game of cinema and outsiders tend to make the mistake of thinking that young means naive.
Watch a trailer with some of the steamy scenes here.
"It's stressful enough to be tied to a bed naked in a scene," the actress shared.