WHAT HAS SATISFIED YOU THE MOST IN YOUR CAREER?
I think two things gave me the most satisfaction. One was getting my book Crying for the Moon published in March 2017, because I wanted to do it my whole life. The other was producing, writing and starring in Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, because I love that show.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR CURRENT ROLE AS SEAN TUCKER IN THE TV SERIES, LITTLE DOG?
It’s fantastic and challenging. I’ve always felt fairly comfortable playing a man!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE CANADIAN DESTINATIONS?
St. John’s. I love it. Oh, and Saskatoon! I was just in Iqaluit and it’s absolutely stunning with the kindest people, like they say Newfoundlanders are. Someone should do a Broadway musical about Iqaluit. And they have the best coats in the world. They are so beautiful, everyone who goes up there experiences parka envy.
WHAT KIND OF TRAVELLER ARE YOU?
On a personal holiday, I usually just chill. I used to be obsessively active until I married my husband about 15 years ago. On one of our first holidays we went to a resort and I said, “Let’s get the kayaks out and then windsurf this afternoon.” He replied, “Mmm yeah, let’s just wait until this afternoon.” Then we spent the whole two weeks doing nothing but lying in the sun, swimming, reading and eating—it was so great. WHAT’S YOUR DREAM DESTINATION? Portugal. I grew up with the Portuguese White Fleet in St. John’s Harbour. When John Cabot came into St. John’s Harbour there were already Portuguese barques in the harbour. Portuguese have been coming to St. John’s my whole life. They were such a wonderful presence in my city and I always longed to visit their country.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR MARY WALSH?
I’m always hoping for a new season of Hatching, Matching and Dispatching. I love the show so much. I’m also writing a new novel. My friend Cathy Jones and I are hoping to do a web series in which we travel across the country as the Mrs. E’s. And I’m writing a screenplay called Come Home Here.