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Kura Forrester - Funny As Interview

Kura Forrester - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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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. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.