When I was 16, I really discovered good stuff like Detroit techno or gabba from Holland.
The only band I was really over-into was Cream. And the only thing I really liked about them was their live stuff ’cause they played two verses, then go off and jam for 20 minutes, come back and do a chorus and end. And I love the live jam stuff, the improvisation.
For me, fiction isn’t very cathartic. It can be a broad, long catharsis, but it’s a whole different thing – whereas music is physical. Essentially, it goes in through your ear. Fiction is cerebral, necessarily. It can do emotional stuff. But they don’t really compare – not for me.
you never know your true genius untill you do what you love
I’m a New Zealand actor, and I really want to be doing our stuff here, and our stuff includes plays from overseas. In terms of survival, maybe I should have taken a shot elsewhere at some point, but it gets back to the same theme – we should have our own people telling our own...
I find that when I’m struggling to think of how a six-year-old would feel about something, I just have to go right down to the common denominator, find the simplest way that you can look at an object or a problem, and not muck it up with all of the stuff that adults do and...
I never feel with the fashion stuff that it’s too fake. If I was a model and had a working part in Fashion Week, then I might feel like that, but I’m just a visitor. I really only walk in and watch the shows and think, ‘Maybe I could wear that in a video.’ I...
Personally as an actress, when I work on something, that’s it and then I move onto the next thing. I’m not someone who sits and watches my stuff. I like to go onto the next thing that I’m working on, and the thing that’s been completed is completed.
The new material fits very comfortably with the older stuff.
For about seven years. I really like it there. There are a lot of great musicians. The scene is very open. A lot of stuff going on. People’s ears are really open, they are not closed. A lot of scenes here, people just get tunnel vision and are into one thing.
I lost a company. So what? It’s just stuff. Can’t take it with you.
But the real interesting stuff is in the cellar and the attic.
Doing a play, you have a little bit more time, obviously. You rehearse for a month before you get up in front of people. It’s a totally different energy. With film, TV, you want to try to capture lightning-in-a-bottle moments. I don’t try to rehearse as much with that stuff, because you want those sparks...
I do not see myself, I never make plans, I never set goals, and I never do that kind of stuff; I don’t like to futurize, I barely know what I will do tomorrow, and because there is a working plan here, I’ve never futurized because life always surprises me with things even better.
I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff.
What I bring to the table is a huge enthusiasm and love for this stuff.