On the Couch with Lulu McClatchy

Lulu McClatchy oncWho is Lulu McClatchy?
I’m an actor, singer, comedian, writer, producer and director. The order depends on the project.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I don’t like to do “I wish I had done” – I’m always just doing what I love, or making ways to try and do what I love. No point looking backwards; learn a lesson, move forwards. Create your own opportunities.

Who inspires you and why?
At the moment it’s people around me who say they are going to create or make some film or show and they actually do! People who dream big and make it happen! That’s inspiring.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Legalise gay marriage – it still baffles me as to why it’s an issue and hasn’t happened yet. It would make me so happy to be able to see some of my friends marry their loves, and let’s face it, I’d be inundated with wedding gigs as a result!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I love going to Vegas. It’s so tacky and unreal, but such a great way to really forget reality and have a laugh.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I love going to South Bank, having a good coffee – which let’s face it Melbourne has the best in the world – and people watching. There’s always something going on there.

What are you currently reading?
My script because we open the show this week and I need to get it etched into my brain!

What are you currently listening to?
When I’m not listening to pop music to learn my songs, I like to listen to Motown, soul and some jazz, depending on my mood.

Happiness is?
Puppies and puppy paws after they’ve been sleeping. They smell like popcorn.

What does the future hold for you?
I’m about to perform my show SuperGirly: Return of the Pop Princess at Chapel Off Chapel. I have a tour next year with the Lab Kelpie production of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig and I think I will be roping Lyall Brooks into some more SuperGirly shows – touring and possibly taking it overseas. I’m also planning on finally pitching a couple of feature films I have written, and getting them made! That’s the plan anyway!

Lulu McClatchy is an actress, writer, singer and comedian. Known around the globe for her larger than life alter ego ‘SuperGirly’, Lulu considers this character the one that gave her the big break on to the international stage.

Lulu first started making her mark in the UK by writing and performing her SuperGirly live show taking the Edinburgh Festival by storm before embarking on a string of UK tours including a stint in the West End where she sold out night after night.

She was invited to perform at the Just for Laughs festival Gala in Montreal in July 2001 alongside Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), and was also personally requested to support Sir Elton John on the Australian leg of his 2002 World Tour.

After a string of TV shows in the UK, including her own BBC sitcom, Lulu decided to return to Australia to try and conquer her home turf. She landed a memorable role as the wrestling love interest of Toadie, (Genevieve ‘Eva’ Doyle on Neighbours). Then went on to guest star in numerous shows including Blue Heelers and Spicks and Specks.

She broke into the international film industry appearing in Fox studios’ Aquamarine, and then went on to co-star in the Australian ABC TV movie Valentine’s Day. Her most memorable role to date is playing the politically incorrect ‘Cassandra Downie’ in the SBS comedy musical Bogan Pride – a role she considers one of her all time favourites.

Lulu will be starring in SuperGirly: Return of the Pop Princess at Chapel Off Chapel for a limited season from 28 May 2014. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

Image: Lulu McClatchy