Where did you grow up?

He uri ahau nō Waikato Tainui, however I grew up in Turangi until I was 5. I then moved with my mum, dad and twin sister to Taupō where I lived out all of my schooling years.

How long have you been acting and how did you get your first big break?

I have been acting since I was 13 (musical theatre/stage shows), however I only started film/screen acting last year in my first drama TV series Ahikāroa for Māori Television. 

Name three similarities between you and your onscreen character.

Three similarities between Becky and I would be we both fall/fell in love with a beautiful Māori man, we love a good pair of high waisted jeans and you can’t go past a good blow wave with our frock of hair!

What has been your best experience/scene on the show to date?

My best experience has been learning all the tips of the trade from our fabulous directors - priceless! 

Which other character would you like to play and why?

If I were to play another character I think I would have to choose Esther because she’s a strong and courageous Māori wahine!

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be?

If I wasn’t an actor, I would either be a singer or a teacher. 

What is your favourite place to travel?

My favourite place to travel would have to be Rarotonga. Peaceful, beautiful and you forget the time and day!

What star sign are you, and do you believe in horoscopes?

I’m a Taurus, so yes, quite stubborn..

Do you have any pets? 

No pets (but I would love to get a dog!)

Who is the actor or actress that you were most excited to work with?

The actor I was most excited about working with was Jayden (Curtis). I think he is genuinely one of the most talented on screen actors in Aotearoa. And he’s a lovely guy so very awesome working alongside him for this role!

What has been your favorite scene to film in your time at Shortland Street?

My most favourite scene to film so far would have to be a scene between Finn, Esther, Curtis and myself involving Becky stating she makes a mean B + E pie..

What would be your last meal if you were on death row? 

My last meal on death row would be a roast chicken (with lots of peas) finishing off with Mum's home-made self saucing chocolate pudding.

What is your favourite film of all time and why?

My favourite film of all time would be Pride and Prejudice (the Keira Knightley version). Gets me in the feels every time!

Which other actors/actresses do you hang out with most between takes?

I normally hang out with the beautiful Ngahuia (Esther) and Holly (Zoe) between takes as they are my roomies! Never a dull moment in the dressing room.

Can you remember your first day on Shortland Street – what was it like?

My first day of Shortland Street was exciting, fast and nerve wracking all in one! I remember our director went in for the hand shake but I went in for the hug so that made me giggle. Learning everyone’s names took a while and I wasn’t sure what to put where, but overall it was an amazing day! 

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