5 Questions with Ewen Leslie

ewenleslieWhat is your favourite swear word?
I could be creative here but it’s hard to go past ‘fuck’. It’s certainly the one that comes out involuntarily so, fuck it, I’ll go with that.

What are you wearing?
Black jeans, white shirt, grey blazer. I just auditioned to play a ‘handsome academic’. The ‘handsome’ part is well out of my control, so I’m hoping the blazer took care of the ‘academic’ part.

What is love?
Unconditional. Wonderful. Easy. Hard. Beautiful. Painful. Amazing. Necessary.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Small And Tired at Downstairs Belvoir. I really loved the writing and I thought the performances were great. I would love to do a show in that space. It’s so intimate. I’m going to give it 4 stars. Margaret? [David, I would have to agree, 4 stars from me. – Suzy]
Read Suzy’s review of Small And Tired here

Is your new show going to be any good?
Will Hamlet be any good? A lot of people have already seen it and formed their own opinions. I personally love the production. As one of his best friends, I think it’s the best thing Toby has ever done. Will mine be different? We’re different people so I guess it naturally will be. Having said that there are many things within the production that are set and can’t be changed, and that includes acting choices. If anyone felt that Toby didn’t bring enough fear and panic to the role, I’ll certainly be providing that. Who needs six weeks rehearsal?
Read Suzy’s review of Hamlet (with Toby Schmitz in the title role) here

Ewen Leslie stars in Hamlet.
Show dates: 19 Nov – 1 Dec, 2013
Show venue: Belvoir St Theatre
Image by Daniel Boud