Who is Olivia Rose?
When I find out I’ll get back to you… Ok? – I just got off the phone to my mother and she claims Olivia Rose is an extraverted introvert with a vivid imagination, warm heart and wicked wit.
What would you do differently to what you do now?
Earn lots of money.
Who inspires you and why?
People who opt to catch public transport every day.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would implement emotional intelligence classes starting in primary school, and abolish all man-made religions.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
Paris has my heart. But being near an ocean or doing a trek would be divine.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Billy Kwong’s restaurant in Sydney – it’s the eighth wonder of the modern world I think.
What are you currently reading?
How to Solve our Human Problems – A Guide to Buddhism and Meditation, and Songwriting for Dummies.
What are you currently listening to?
Tash Sultana- a brilliant Australian artist.
Waking up naked in the gelato at Messina’s.
What does the future hold for you?
I hope to visit the Amazon, continue acting and producing between Los Angeles and Sydney, and master my grandmothers vine leaves recipe.
Olivia is performing in Hakawati at Parramatta’s El-Phoenician Restaurant as part of the 2017 Sydney Festival until 21 January. For more information, visit: www.riversideparramatta.com.au or www.sydneyfestival.org.au for details.
Image: Olivia Rose – photo by Luke Stambouliah