On the Couch with Vivien Carter

Vivien-Carter-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Vivien Carter?
An actor from the Gold Coast who lives in London. I love music, dance and storytelling. I recently performed in the Barbican production of Anything Goes which screens in Australian cinemas on 27 & 30 March 2022.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Please can I be a travel writer – is that a thing? Or someone who gets paid to eat great food and drink great wine. During the pandemic I trained as a Life Coach which I’ve found to be very rewarding.

Who inspires you and why?
My husband, Paul, because he is extremely creative, he always finishes anything he starts and he is very patient and kind. Doctors, nurses, teachers and anyone who is quietly selfless and cares for people. Artists because they move us forward and give us more to see.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Find a way to redistribute the wealth so people don’t have to live in poverty. Make more laws to protect animals.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
The Amalfi Coast. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful. It’s warm, you can swim and the food is sensational.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
We’d start at Borough market with coffee and food and then walk along Southbank, past the Globe, pop into the Tate for a look and end up at the National Theatre watching a play. London is best on foot and it’s cold most of the time so best to keep moving and stimulated.

What are you currently reading?
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry. I always have a few non-fiction books on the go as I love new ideas and one with a narrative to dive into.

What are you currently listening to?
Anita O’Day Swings Cole Porter and Kansas Smitty’s Plunderphonia. Jazz, baby.

Happiness is?
Laughing with my friends. Funny friends are the best and mine make me howl. Also, hanging out with my 4 year old.

What does the future hold for you?
Lots of live theatre, creativity and connection.

Vivien can be seen in the smash hit musical, ANYTHING GOES, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, sailing onto Australian cinema screens for two days only on Sunday 27 March and Wednesday 30 March in a live recording filmed at London’s renowned Barbican Theatre. For more information, tickets and to find theatre screenings, visit: www.anythinggoesmusicalcinema.com for details.

Image: Vivien Carter (supplied)