On the Couch with Anne Wills

Anne Wills oncWho is Anne Wills?
Ex-TV Personality (?)

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing. I am quite happy with my life!

Who inspires you and why?
Anyone who overcomes huge difficulties and keep going. One person comes to mind: Derrick McManus… the SA Police Officer who was shot 14 times during a siege in the Barossa 20 or so years ago… he survived, and now holds seminars about his survival.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I fear there’s nothing I can do… but on my wish list is world peace.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Honolulu… friendly people who remind me of the beautiful Gilbertese Natives I grew up with on Ocean Island, Central Pacific from the age of 2 to 18.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
North Terrace at night… beautiful. The Lantern in Pulteney Street at night… it’s clever! The Japanese Gardens on South Terrace during the day, so peaceful. The phenomenal Whispering Wall near Williamstown… one of only a few in the world.

What are you currently reading?
Nothing. I do my ‘reading’ by watching 5 movies a week.

What are you currently listening to?
Sonia Feldhoff & Peter Goers on Radio 891.

Happiness is?
Dinner at my house surrounded by 7 friends.

What does the future hold for you?
If I have anything to do with it, more of what I’m doing today. Oh… and old age.

South Australian Icon, TV Legend, Logie Award hoarder and earing aficionado, Anne (Willsy) Wills will dish the dirt on the joy, the pain and the glamour of her colourful life in the spotlight in a special In Conversation event with 891 ABC presenter and Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Sunday 14 June – 3.00pm. For more information, visit: www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au for details.

Image: Anne Wills