Last word Actress Shavaughn Ruakere
LA-based Kiwi actress Shavaughn Ruakere stars in Darryl and is the US correspondent for Seven Sharp. She tells us about her favourite exercise routines, her top tasty pick-me-ups and the time she met Brad Pitt
The acting business
Some of my most memorable moments were when I played Roimata on Shortland Street and there were a lot of really heavy scenes dealing with her sexual assault storyline. Just after she’d been attacked, she describes to a detective what happened. It was a very tough scene to try to do justice to. I really felt for her and any person who’s been in a similar situation.
For a quick go-to meal, you can’t beat avocado on toast. But if I’m having a lazy Sunday afternoon brunch, I’ll opt for bacon, eggs – sunny side up – and pancakes with maple syrup.