On the Couch with Toni Scanlan

Toni-Scanlan-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Toni Scanlan?
An award-winning Australian Actor.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would be trained to do something where I could be more useful when I’m not working.

Who inspires you and why?
Sarah Goodes the director of The Weekend, Julia, Switzerland and The Children, to mention only a few of her shows, inspires me. Her wit, kindness, intelligence, and joy have taken my breath away at times during this rehearsal.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would stop multinationals from making record profits while inflation puts pressure on millions of people. I would make them assist the housing crisis which exists throughout the world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My favourite holiday destination so far is Turkey. A place called Sirince. A little village in the hills. Like being in a lovely dream full of colour and tiny streets and wonderful people.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
When friends visit me in Brunswick Heads Northern NSW, I take them to the river then the pub.

What are you currently reading?
Lessons by Ian McEwan.

What are you currently listening to?
I’m listening to Empire podcast.

Happiness is?
A good meal with friends or a friend.

What does the future hold for you?

Toni stars as Jude in The Weekend – a new adaptation of Charlotte Wood’s best selling novel of friendship and the wisdom of age – at the Belvoir St Theatre from 5 August to 10 September 2023. For more information, visit: www.belvoir.com.au for details.

Image: Toni Scanlan (supplied)