On the Couch with Taylor Ferguson

Taylor Ferguson Arts Review On the CouchWho is Taylor Ferguson?
An actor who loves driving fast cars, reading books and cooking anything out of Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe books.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I have been to uni three times to finish an Arts degree, so instead of acting I’d probably focus on finishing that. However acting is so much more fun.

Who inspires you and why?
My Mum. She still smiles on a difficult day. Also playwright, novelist, director, screenwriter, Nora Ephron – “I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.”

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Where I grew up, Far North Queensland. Horse riding at sunrise in the Daintree and wake boarding at sunset in Tinaroo Dam. I miss that.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Definitely Bondi Beach. Nothing beats a salty swim.

What are you currently reading?
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It’s amazing.

What are you currently listening to?
Right now? The War on Drugs’ Slave Ambient.

Happiness is?
A swim under a big fat waterfall and an icy cold beverage in the sun with the people I love.

What does the future hold for you?
I am in Ghosts at Belvoir next year but other than that, no idea. I guess that’s the beauty of it. I do hope I continue to meet new, inspiring people, keep delving into my own creativity and making the most of what this mighty world has to offer.

Taylor is appearing in The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant at the Old Fitz Theatre: 11 October – 12 November 2016. For more information, visit: www.oldfitztheatre.com for details.

Image: Taylor Ferguson (supplied)