On the Couch with Stephen Mahy

Stephen Mahy - photo by Teri N PhotographyWho is Stephen Mahy?
This is the mystery I’m trying to keep a secret. To be honest I’m a glass half full kind of guy. I actually love the beach, fitness, my family and friends, and I can’t sleep with out my king size bed and Denton pillow.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would be more proactive on fighting for women’s rights. I have started and hope I can make a change through theatre and being in the spotlight.

Who inspires you and why?
Besides the obvious actor choices like Hugh Jackman, Anthony Warlow and Caroline O’Connor – I am mostly inspired by my sisters, my mum, my girlfriend, who continually teach me what’s it like to live in this world. My best mates show me what life is like through their eyes and I am so proud of them all.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
We have a responsibility to treat each other with love and kindness. Equality for all is broad statement but if we start with our neighbours we can start a ripple effect.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I have loved travelling our own country. I drove across Australia in 2004 and have never forgotten Esperance or the Great Australian Bight.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
We always head to Pellegrini’s for a bowl of pasta, Dukes on Flinders St for coffee and if we have time the Great Ocean Road.

What are you currently reading?
I just finished Normal People by Sally Rooney.

What are you currently listening to?
The podcast The long and the short of it.

Happiness is?
Rainbows, family and friends at the beach.

What does the future hold for you?
I’m constantly challenging myself to be uncomfortable. My mindset at 37 is to look better than I did in my twenties and so far I’m killing it.

Stephen stars as John in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game at Chapel Off Chapel from 13 September 2019. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

Image: Stephen Mahy – photo by Teri N Photography