Kura Forrester's comedy star is on the rise after winning the 2019 Billy T James Award. In this Funny As interview, the actor and comedian talks about a range of topics, including:
- Putting a bean bag on her head and singing to her family as a child
- Attending Unitec’s drama school in Auckland because she felt like it was “the only thing” she was good at
- How studying at Philippe Gaulier's prestigious French theatre school helped her "shed away all of the shit that makes you fake and ungenuine, and not yourself"
- Starring in web series The Adventures of Suzy Boon, which was picked up by TVNZ, and acting in Tongue Tied, Aroha Bridge and Jono and Ben
- Being accused of blackface when she played character Bronson on Jono and Ben
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series
Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy.
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