5 Questions with Belinda Jombwe and Elijah Williams

Belinda Jombw

Belinda Jombw

Elijah Williams: How has it been working with the Black Jesus cast?
Belinda Jombwe: I’ve had the pleasure to work with three talented actors who each have very different approaches to the rehearsal process. It has been exciting, challenging and overall a great learning experience.

What is your greatest fear in life?
Oh that’s deep Elijah, ha! I guess my greatest fear in life would be not living life to its fullest potential. By not being present and by not seeing and enjoying the true value in everyday things.

If you had a million dollars now what would you do with it?
Well, that wouldn’t even buy me a house in Sydney. So… I’m sure it would be invested in a bank somewhere. Well, what’s left of it would be invested in a bank somewhere. I would first move to Madrid with my husband and then travel all around Europe!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time within the arts?
I see myself as being an integral part of a vibrant, diverse and strong arts industry that is inclusive of all cultures, persuasions and physical abilities.

You walk into a store and see Beyoncé. If you could say two words only what would it be?
Guuuuuurl Lemonade!

Elijah Williams

Elijah Williams

Belinda Jombwe: If you could pick any actor to play yourself, who would it be and why?
Elijah Williams: I would pick Denzel Washington purely because he is my favourite actor and he somehow manages to adapt to play any character well and uniquely.

What’s your stance on diversity in the Australian arts industry?
I don’t think there is nearly enough diversity. Personally there is a bit happening but there could be far more showcases, for instance. I think cultural theatre is unique and vitally important to gain an understanding of the many backgrounds in our society today.

Do you have any similarities with your character?
Green bomber, Gabriel Chibamu? I would like to think I don’t have any similarities to Gabriel! Apart from the fact that he is incredibly good looking – which is obviously a trait that we both share…

What is the last film you saw and what do you rate it?
The last film I saw was Deadpool. And I rate it a 9.99 out of 10. It was AWESOME!!

Cats or dogs?
I don’t like pets or animals. I resent both cats and dogs – so neither!

Belinda Jombwe and Elijah Williams can be seen in Black Jesus by Anders Lustgarten.
Dates: 29 April – 21 May, 2016
Venue: Kings Cross Theatre