On the Couch with Keanu Gonzalez

Keanu Gonzalez AAR On the CouchWho is Keanu Gonzalez?
I am a motorbike loving, video-game playing, inline skating, 22 year old with too much ambition for my own good.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
If I wasn’t an actor I’d like to be a professional Aggressive inline street skater.

Who inspires you and why?
My mother is one of my biggest inspirations. She has done so much for me and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
In the musical theatre industry, we are lucky enough to be part of an experience that carries people away from reality almost like magic; and that changes the world. It’s what changed mine the first time I saw a show. And I hope I get to do that for a very long time.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
The beaches of Siargao in the Philippines.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them too and why?
Whenever I have friends in from other states. I always insist on taking them rock climbing. Why? Because it’s fun as hell.

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading Baptism of Fire. The fifth book in the fantasy series by Andrzej Sapkowski.

What are you currently listening too?
At the moment I’m listening to artists such as Noname, Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins and GoldLink to name a few.

Happiness is?
Being able to turn your passion into your job.

What does the future hold for you?
I have never been to New York, and that is something I would really love to do in the next year or so.

Keanu is currently starring as Bernardo in the Australian Tour of West Side Story – which plays the Adelaide Festival Centre: 28 November – 8 December 2019. For more information, visit: www.westsidestory.com.au for details.

Image: Keanu Gonzalez (supplied)

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