On the Couch with Bert Labonté

Bert-LaBonté-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Bert Labonté?
Bert Labonté is an actor currently deep in rehearsals.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I always dreamed of playing AFL or tennis professionally – another stable non-competitive career choice.

Who inspires you and why?
So many people. Mainly people who have overcome adversity and fought for justice. My parents and anyone who has ever migrated to a foreign country to build a life somewhere – that’s inspirational!

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would like to drive out the inequalities in the world, particularly schools. If you’re multi-billionaire and own a computer company, don’t you repurpose used products or give new products to underprivileged schools and give them the same opportunities?

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Bali – the people, beaches and the food.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Melbourne – the AFL | Sydney – the Manly Ferry

What are you currently reading?
Twelve Summers by Adam Zwar.

What are you currently listening to?
Louis Theroux Podcast.

Happiness is?
Family, good friends, good food, good wine and my dog… and golf!

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully the right amount of work and play.

Bert stars as Vandamm & Others in the exclusive Sydney season of North by Northwest at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 9 March 2022. For more information, visit: www.northbynorthwesttheplay.com for details.

Image: Bert Labonté (supplied)