What would you do differently from what you do now?
If I weren’t an actor I would be a court jester, but only if I could choose the Ruler/ President/ Prime Minister. Who would I choose right now? Jacinda of course.
Who inspires you and why?
People who finish things. All the parents (well, most of them). Anyone who can express themselves succinctly, beautifully or brilliantly.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make all politicians reveal their bank accounts. All of them. And in perpetuity after their time in office. I know it wouldn’t stop the rot, but it might be a start.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
Greece. I’ve never been but honestly, have you SEEN Greece? I can’t wait. And I’m learning Greek right now, as we speak, while quarantining in a hotel in Broadbeach, and I’m quite kalo at it… Or Bali, cause it looks like Greece, only closer. And I love my friends there.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I would always take them to the theatre, especially if I had friends in a show, especially if the show was Australian… or South Head, because on a good day the harbour looks better than Greece!
What are you currently reading?
Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko.
What are you currently listening to?
Besides endless various of Elleni is behind the table? | Sunday Morning Coming Down by Kris Kristofferson. Aside from being a stellar songwriter, singer and actor, he’s a really interesting man you know…
Taking a bow when you’ve done a really good show. The grandkids. (Not necessarily in that order…)
What does the future hold for you?
Immediately? Two extra hot cappaccino coming to my door (my first coffee in days). After that? A cheeky bit of filming with a couple of Hollywood megastars up the Hamilton Island; AND the Sydney premiere of North by Northwest with Simon Phillips at the helm and a cast of some of my favourite actors… how lucky can you get?
Genevieve stars as Mrs Thornhill (& Others) in the Sydney premiere of North by Northwest at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from March 2022. Tickets on sale Friday 5 November. For more information, visit: www.northbynorthwesttheplay.com for details.
Image: Genevieve Lemon (supplied)