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5 minutes with Asha Kingsely

Asha Kingsley

What are the three things you love most in life?
My wonderful family and friends, being able to travel to fascinating destinations and my job.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A vet because I wanted to help animals. And a pop singer.

What is your earliest memory?
Playing in the street in front of our house with my brother and friends.

What makes you happy?
Laughing with my loved ones, eating delicious food, swimming in the sea, sunshine and vibrant colours.

What makes you angry?
Injustice and cruelty.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I would eat chips with everything.

Which play changed your life? 
It was actually the musical Miss Saigon. My music teacher at school introduced me to it and I loved the music, story and characters in it so much it made me want to sing and become a performer.

What’s exciting you about joining The Company?
Everything! Having the opportunity to work with such great directors and actors and having the opportunity to play roles in different productions.

What are you looking forward to doing when you’re (back) in Liverpool next year?
I’m looking forward to moving back up North and enjoying the Northern hospitality again. 

What was your first experience of the Everyman?
I was always aware of the Everyman theatre, as so many great actors worked here, however the 1st time I stepped in the door was the day of my audition and everyone was so friendly! 

If you could invite anyone (dead or alive) for a drink in the bar who would it be and why?
David Attenborough. I’d want to know which is the most amazing place he has been to on the earth and if I can come along on his next expedition.

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned as an actor or the best advice received?
Not to take things personally, there is a lot of rejection in the industry and it doesn’t mean it’s that you’re not any good. Be yourself, there’s only one of you in the world.