Banging up a storm!
David Black interviews the multi-talented Vanessa Gudgeon
DB — Hi Vanessa. You seem to have quite a variety of skills in the arts. Can you tell me a bit about your background?
VG- I started doing various dance classes and playing minor roles in school plays, from a young age. During high school I joined my school orchestra and found my love for audio engineering and later I started getting more audio work and eventually took up Burlesque and most recently mermaiding.
DB- Have you found that each of the different fields you’ve pursued has helped in your acting? If so, how has each helped you hone your craft?
VG- Definitely, I have learned a lot about speaking and projection of my voice, through my work with audio and I have become a much better at taking on characters, since I started Burlesque and mermaiding, as my stage personas are in essence, characters which I play on a regular basis.
DB- With so much variety in what you have done to date, what do you see as your ideal role?
VG- Honestly, any and all of it, I really enjoy leading a life of variety and am always willing to learn new skills.
DB- Are there any actors that you have taken inspiration from?
VB- I’m not sure that I take inspiration from particular actors, but I certainly get inspired by character, which are similar to ones I am playing at the time.
DB- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
VB- I’d love to be doing the same kind of work I’m doing today, just with better pay and I really hope to act in more horror films!
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David Black regularly writes for Oz Indie Cinema — https://ozindiecinema.wordpress.com/
and is the lead singer/ bass player for Darkness Visible — https://www.facebook.com/DarknessVisible/