- 22 Jan 20
Camille O'Sullivan, who played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the Gate Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, tells Hot Press all her deepest, darkest secrets.
Who would be the last person you would invite to your birthday party?
Er, where do I begin? Let’s start at Trump.
Who would be the first person you would invite to your birthday party?
My lovely mum.
Hold the line/Jesus wept.
Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan and The Boatman’s Call by Nick Cave.
The Wizard Of Oz.
Alec Guinness/Ava Gardner.
Most embarrassing moment of your life?
Falling over things on stage (I do that quite a lot!).
Chocolate and wine for all three.
Inspector Morse (I love murder mysteries!) and Wanderly Wagon.
Favourite item of clothing?
Sparkly red brogues.
Most desirable date?
Favourite method of relaxation?
Drinking my head off – or Thai massage.
If you weren’t pursuing your present career, what other career might you have chosen?
Cuddling my daughter.
Mean, rude people.
Your concept of heaven?
Hugging, floating in the sea, or laughing with my dearest friends.
Your concept of hell?
Performing at friends’ parties or small gatherings (bad nerves).
What would be your dying words?
What the hell was that about?
To be happy in what I’m doing, and be kind.
Period of history you’d most like to have lived in and why?
1940s because I love the style.
If you weren’t a human being which animal would you have chosen to be?
If you were told that the world was ending tomorrow morning, how would you react/what would you do?
I’d have a full on breakdown, then get over that, and be with my friends and family and tell them I love them.
Favourite term of abuse?
I can’t say the worst Cork one, s…c bitch. I just can’t say, it is too bad (I don’t use it, but I used to hear it growing up).
Performing in front of people, and scary clowns.
Humanity’s most useful invention?
For me, the pencil. But for humanity, the systems that make water clean to drink.
Humanity’s most useless invention?
Selfie apps and celebrity reality programs.