We took some time out to sit down with the wonderful Kaisa Hammarlund who plays Adult Alison in the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home which is currently playing to sell-out audiences at the Young Vic.
1. Can you describe your character in Fun Home in three words?
Be-quiffed, Lesbian, Cartoonist
2. What's you're favourite thing about working with the director Sam Gold?
His attempts at cockney rhyming slang! And his wonderful patience.
3. What can the audience expect from this production that's different to anything else they are likely to have seen before?
A lesbian protagonist and a fake Tiffany lamp!
4. What invention do you think the world is lacking right now?
An environmental conscience.
5. What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
I'll be putting gel in my Bechdel-quiff!
6. What is your favourite project you have worked on as an actor?
Why, this of course! And I loved playing Charity in Sweet Charity at the lovely Royal Exchange in Manchester.
7. Is you could travel anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why?
I'd go to Australia to have a quick post-show cocktail with my best Swedish mate.
8. What was it that first got you interested in the theatre?
It was on a school trip to see a local production of Blood Brothers.
9. Who is your ultimate hero, and what would you say to them if you ever met them?
I'm with them in my dressing room every day! The ladies of Fun Home.
10. What is your favourite midnight snack?
11. If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
800 AD in the Viking Age of Scandinavia. When men and women were equal warriors!
Fun Home runs at the Young Vic until 1 Sept. Find out more about the production here. Tickets are sold out but you are welcome to queue for returns on the day.