Laura Donnelly tells The Pickwyck about her love for music, her experience working in the Broadway production of The River and her advice to graduating drama students.
When did you first discover that you had a talent for acting? Do you have a theatrical family?
What was your first memory of theatre?
Aside from your career, what are you most passionate about in your own life?
What did you gain from your time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland? Could you tell us what the experience was like for you?
You have been in a previous production of The River at the Royal Court Theatre. Are there any differences between working on the West End and now reprising your role on Broadway?
What has been the most challenging aspect of this show (in both productions you have been in) for you?
For those who have not seen The River, could you give us a brief description of the show?
Have you had any embarrassing moments on stage during this production?
What do you want people to take away after seeing The River?
Have you ever felt a personal connection to any of the characters you have portrayed?
You have had roles on several television shows, such as fan-favourite BBC series Merlin. What do you feel is the biggest difference between acting for the stage and acting for the screen?
How do you prepare for a role?
If you could star in your choice of play, who would you want as your costar and why?
What is your guilty pleasure?
If you could switch lives with one person for a day, who would it be and why?
What is your favourite book, TV show, movie?
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
TV show: The Good Wife
Film: What About Bob?
Who are some of the strongest actors/actresses you have worked with and why?
What advice would you give to graduating drama students?
Was there a moment on stage where you just knew "This is what I want to do for as long as I can?”