On the Couch with Jeanette Cronin

Jeanette Cronin as Bette DavisWho is Jeanette Cronin?
A very naughty person. Half the time I think I’m Bette Davis, till I realise I could never keep up.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
If I came back from the dead? Or if I had willpower? Or both? I’d fight harder. Like Bette did.

Who inspires you and why?
People who are fearless, but thoughtful. People who see what they can do, not how hard it is. Give me a bit more of that.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Love more, whinge less.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Italy, for my ego, but not my waistline, and the fact that in Italy one has no bearing on the other.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Neilsen Park (a little pocket of perfection in Sydney Harbour) because it is just so damn fine.

What are you currently reading?
Crap on the internet.

What are you currently listening to?
More crap on the internet.

Happiness is?
A good martini.

What does the future hold for you?
More martinis. More love and less crap on the internet.

Jeanette stars as Bette Davis in the Melbourne premiere of Queen Bette at Gasworks Arts Park: 21 January – 1 February as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Image: Jeanette Cronin as Bette Davis (supplied)