Playing colleague is ‘creepy’
Auckland journalist David Farrier is treading the boards in The Basement Theatre’s Christmas show this month.
1. What can we expect from you in
I suppose you can expect me to do some acting, or try to act. It’s weird, because I’m playing another journalist who I work with sometimes. I hope he doesn’t see it. Or maybe I do? God, I don’t know. It’s a bit creepy, isn’t it, playing a colleague?
2. How are you preparing for the role of John Campbell?
I am mainly prepping by watching Campbell Live every night. I record his introductions to each story and play them back multiple times. I’ve also copied the recording on to my discman and I go to sleep each night listening to his voice. I am just hoping this will sink into my brain so when it comes to show time I can just magically be him. Basically: I am just going to imitate his voice.
3. When was your first foray into acting?
I acted in a show that’s coming out on TV1 next year, Short Poppies. I made it with my friend Rhys Darby. It wasn’t too much of a stretch, because I was playing myself. I just had lines to learn. It was like the psychological equivalent of going over lines before a date.
4. Are you a Scrooge or a