A Quick Chat With Melanie Hawkins

Melanie Hawkins is currently appearing in Wicked at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

Mel HawkinsMelanie Hawkins is currently appearing in Wicked at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A dancer. Always a dancer!

Who is the most important person in the world to you?
Deon, my boyfriend, my soul mate

What animal best represents you and why?
A panther, because I have black hair and my moods can be unpredictable at times

If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away?

What’s the worst date you’ve ever had?
I was invited to go and see ‘Chocolat’ at the movies by this weirdo in school once. I didn’t go but if i had, that would’ve been the worst for sure. I could tell

Windows or MAC?

Which Spice Girl was your favourite?
Geri, Ginger.

Who is the actor you would be most like to work alongside?
John Travolta.

What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape?
‘Dreams’, Fleetwood Mac; ‘Black or White’, Michael Jackson; ‘Tears dry on their own’, Amy Winehouse; ‘Boogie the beat’, Black Eyed Peas; ‘Electric feel’, MGMT

What is the best thing about theatre in Australia?
That we have it!

What is the worst thing about theatre in Australia?
That there isn’t more interest in dance focused musicals… ah well

Favourite food?
Thai, fresh vegies with lots of garlic and chilli… the best!

What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground?
Call the person and give it back, definitely. Do unto others what you would like them to do to you

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Waitressing, I hated standing up for such long hours

What’s the first website you visit when you come online?
My online banking site. I like to be financially organised.

Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content
 I don’t remember… I think the day after I move into my new house, that I have bought, I will feel like that

Red or white?

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?
Dubai, such a different culture

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Ben Harper.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully still in a musical somewhere in the world, or at least still performing in the industry in some way


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