“I danced from the age of three. I was always in amateur dramatics and I did a lot of public speaking. So when I told my family I was going to be an actress…well it was like when your camp best friend tells you he’s gay and you’re trying really hard to look surprised. Even so, it was one of the worst years of my life. I was an Usher at ‘The Lion King’. I was an office temp – the epitome of spiritual bankruptcy – and even a cocktail waitress…sorry, a mixologist. I can still free-pour a double vodka.”
When I was in my teens, I thought, ‘Would I like to try and work hard at being an actor, or do I want to work hard at doing something musical?’ Acting won out, but I do really enjoy those moments where I get to just belt something out.”
He waited just a few seconds before he said it, as if it actually gave him some pleasure to surprise me.
‘We’re going to a wedding.’
"It is hard in some ways. You’re like a little crab; you carry everything around with you. Travelling as much as I do makes you appreciate where you’re at. It makes home wonderful. And work is always new and exciting and different, because you’re never in one place too long."