Harlequin Ink interviews performer Kelly Cupo who plays Liz O’Sullivan the girl from suburban Melbourne who can’t get screen legend Audrey Hepburn out of her head in the new Aussie musical with the Hollywood twist.
Audrey Hepburn And I Consider Our Assets
Q: What three words best describe  your role in Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets?
Kelly: Vulnerability, Honesty, Pink!
Q: What do you love most about this musical?
Kelly: Oh, it feels like half of my life up on stage!! Ha!! I instantly fell in love with Liz and the script when I first read it. I LOVE the fact that this is an Aussie musical based around a 30-something Melbourne woman’s journey to self-acceptance. I can relate! And Audrey…. Oh beautiful Audrey!
Q: Where is the best breakfast in Melbourne?
Kelly: Lady Bower Kitchen, a cute little gem off Broadway… in Reservoir wink emoticon the best coffee and Sir Basil’s Bagel in the North!
Q: Who would you love to see in your audience at the Melba Spiegeltent?
Kelly: My beautiful friend Brooke who believed in the power of pink more than anyone I have ever known.
Q: What do you like to do after a performance?
Kelly: Sleep!! hehe…. I do love savouring the moment with fellow cast members and the magical people who bring a show to life, either in the dressing room or the closest bar!
Q: What was your first time on a stage?
Kelly: I remember being front and centre at a dance concert rehearsing to ‘Shake a tail feather’ for a primary school performance… and the morning of the big day I woke up with chicken pox! I was devastated I couldn’t attend!!! I was five!
Q: Do you have any pre-show rituals?
Kelly: I like to start the day with a big walk to help shake out any nerves and then try and do as little as possible to be honest!! I really like to spend the day on my own.
Q: What’s your favourite colour and why?
Kelly: Pink! Believe it or not… All shades of pink… Bright pink, dusty pink, fluro pink! I actually find its a bit of a conversation starter and it’s my happy colour!
Q: Leading man? Who would you most like to play opposite in a romantic musical?
Kelly: Luke Arnold, he was mesmerizing as Michael Hutchence in the INXS TV series and I have been following his career since.
Q: Martini’s love or loathe?
Kelly: I don’t think I have ever had one!! I’m more of a bubbles kind of girl….!
Q: Do you read reviews?
Kelly: I have in the past but I always get a friend to read it first!!!!
Q: What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
Kelly: I am currently reading a wonderful little book called ‘What Would Audrey Do?’ by Pamela Keogh. It is a divine read and the perfect book for preparations!
Q: What is your best Asset?
Kelly: My heart. I wear it on my sleeve but it always knows best!

Audrey Hepburn And I Consider Our Assets
Booking Now:
The Melba Spiegeltent from 29th October until 7th November
Website: Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets
Checkout Kelly Cupo on Youtube