The ac­tor and dancer on fac­ing her fear of singing and why she loves her job

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - @nicoleon­cue

Ni­cole For­tuin

1 BIG­GEST CA­REER HIGH­LIGHTS Play­ing lead roles in SABC3’s Roer Jou Voete and Jan­ice Honey­man’s pan­tomime Sleep­ing Beauty; and rep­re­sent­ing South Africa in danc­ing CA­REER LOW POINT No low points yet!

2 GREAT­EST SKILL MAS­TERED Lis­ten­ing and un­der­stand­ing STILL WORK­ING ON Be­ing fear­less. Mak­ing ed­i­ble meals

3 WOULD PAY GOOD MONEY FOR A lead role on Game of Thrones or Em­pire. And to see Bey­oncé per­form! WOULDN’T TAKE IT EVEN IF IT WAS FREE Chicken liv­ers – not even if Gor­don Ram­say made it

4 WORTH WAIT­ING FOR Love NO PA­TIENCE FOR Peo­ple who pre­tend to have your best in­ter­ests at heart

5 HAVE A PAS­SION FOR The arts, danc­ing, singing, act­ing, na­ture, sun­glasses, hats, pho­tog­ra­phy, In­sta­gram, in­die lms, girl power and choco­late NO IN­TER­EST IN Ar­ro­gance, com­pet­ing, sex­ism, ma­li­cious­ness or racism

6 LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO My fu­ture, and see­ing where my ca­reer goes. I’m also look­ing for­ward to be­ing able to give back and in­spire kids in the neigh­bour­hoods I grew up in GLAD IT’S BE­HIND ME High school 7 GREAT­EST CHAL­LENGE OVER­COME For my role in Sleep­ing Beauty, I had no choice but to face my life-long fear of singing – on one of the big­gest stages in the coun­try! STILL IN­TIM­I­DATED BY Some so­cial set­tings. Some­times I just want to nd a quiet room and read a book

8 BEST THING ABOUT MY CA­REER It al­lows for cre­ativ­ity and ver­sa­til­ity; for ex­pres­sion and sto­ry­telling NOT SO MUCH Some­times it’s more about who you know in the in­dus­try as op­posed to your tal­ent and work ethic 9 MO­MENT OF TRI­UMPH Be­ing part of the rst South African dance team to be­come world cham­pi­ons EPIC FAIL The rst time I took my driver’s li­cense test – and didn’t make it

10 ONE THING I CAN’T STOP EAT­ING Smokey Babe pizza from Col’Cac­chio ONE THING I AL­WAYS SKIP Al­co­hol. Mock­tails or ice tea, please

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