GO & A

GQ (Australia) - - SOURCE -

help any bur­glar that breaks in – they’d think, ‘Some­body’s got here be­fore us!’ There’s some old pho­tos on the wall of my grand­par­ents and a few fam­ily holiday snaps which, when I get around to it, I’ll frame. That’s it, re­ally.

GQ: Ex­cept for the mas­sive statue of Zeus out back. NX:

It’s just Zeus’ head, but yes, it’s a big, full-on 800kg brass head in the tiny back­yard of my unit. I don’t know why I have it. He re­minds me of my Greek back­ground and is scar­ily beau­ti­ful. Maybe, sub­con­sciously, I like look­ing at Zeus, and Zeus look­ing at me. It’s not dis­con­cert­ing for me. Maybe for him.

GQ: Any other sculp­tures, art­works or tal­is­mans we should know about? NX:

I’m not a big col­lec­tor of any­thing. I drive a Toy­ota Yaris with a 1.3-litre en­gine and 200,000km on the clock. For 18 years I drove a three-cylin­der Dai­hatsu Cha­rade where you had to turn off the air con­di­tion­ing to ac­cel­er­ate. Now, I have the fat four-cylin­der Yaris, I get more speed­ing fines…

GQ: Speak­ing of fat, we heard you’re at­tempt­ing to shift five ki­los. Is that cor­rect? NX:

Ten. But I’m on med­i­ca­tion which slows my me­tab­o­lism and makes it hard to lose weight.

GQ: Is this for the heart con­di­tion that al­most killed you back in 2002? NX:

They told me I was go­ing to cark it. Things were grim. I was on oxy­gen. In a wheel­chair. I couldn’t walk. My heart was giv­ing out be­cause it had this weird vi­ral in­fec­tion that was slowly chok­ing my blood sup­ply. It was trau­matic. But

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