The foreign born producer/frequent yachter/puppet master of the former Disney actor turned A- list adult actor needed to borrow the foreign born A- list lingerie model so shared her with several business partners.
In the meantime, the lingerie model’s actress girlfriend is seeing others.
They will reunite though, just wait and see.
Producer: Mohammed Al Turki
A- list adult actor: Zac Efron
Lingerie model: Stella Maxwell
Actress girlfriend: Kristen Stewart
A Saudi in Hollywood: Mohammed Al Turki
In San Sebastian to promote Nick Jarecki’s tense thriller Arbitrage, which opened the north Spanish city’s prestigious film festival, Mohammed Al Turki was invited by Richard Gere to join him, Gere’s family, Jarecki and a few others for an evening meal.
“So we go to this really small restaurant and Richard is hugging and kissing everyone there like they’re his family,” says Al Turki, speaking from the London’s rather gentlemanly No. 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel, where Esquire’s photoshoot has just taken place.
“We were taken onto the roof, with a view of the whole town and one table set up especially for our group. And I was like, ‘What am I doing sitting on the roof of a restaurant looking out over San Sebastian and hanging out with Richard Gere?”
The short answer is that he was one of the film’s producers and Richard Gere was its lead star. But it’s a fair question more generally, not least for a twenty-seven-year-old from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, a country where film stars, film producers and film festivals aren’t exactly in high supply.
But while Al Turki might not have followed the usual career path for your average Saudi male, his rapid rise into Hollywood has opened the door for several other unlikely moments since he first emerged as executive producer for 2010’s indie festival favourite The Imperialists Are Still Alive!.
Aside from Gere, there were a few ‘Zac Efron moments’ last year from the set of At Any Price, shot in the heart of the Iowa’s sleepy farmlands. “We were the only guys working on the film in the same age group. One day [Efron] asked me, ‘Do you play PlayStation?’ and the next thing I know we’re walking around Walmart searching for one, because there was nothing else to do,” he laughs.
“And then we wanted to go to Chicago one night to get away from the cornfields. It was just me, Zac – oh, and Heather Graham, who’s also in the film – and in this club we were sent a US$100,000 bottle of champagne from a Russian guy sitting at the table below. The receipt was on TMZ.”
Then there’s the time he took Michelle Rodriguez to his home country and caused chaos in various parts of Riyadh. “She has a huge fanbase in the Philippines and in Saudi there are a lot of Filipinos,” he says with a smile. “Everywhere we went, every single Filipino would come up to her. We were staying as a guest of the royal family and getting Twitter bombed from people saying they wanted to see her.
So, to be nice, we told them where we’d be eating breakfast and about fifteen Saudi girls showed up with posters and pictures. They were screaming and were so excited.”
And we should probably mention Paris Hilton, with whom he went to a party at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. She grabbed him while being interviewed by TV cameras on the red carpet and spoke of her pride in his achievements. “I knew her before she became the Paris Hilton,” he admits. “We have this brotherly, sisterly bond. When I was younger, my family always used to go to LA, so I’ve known the Hiltons from way back.” – Read more here