We all know the Burlesque Underground and the Seven Families, but who are the people behind the notorious characters we love to hate and hate to love?
Blacklight brings you a series of exclusive one-on-one interviews with the cast and crew of the Adult Playground.
Let the Games Begin!
Name: Betty Blood
Which character/s do you play in the Underground? Betty Dream Black, niece of Reverend Dream and wife of Jett Black.
What other jobs/responsibilities do you have during a Funday? Keeping the bar tenders employed.
How did creation of this character come about? Drugs and alcohol
What’s your favourite Underground memory involving your character?Winning a cake fight with my miserable hag sister, Peachey Dream.
What do you do to help you get ‘in the vibe’ on a Funday? Drugs and alcohol
If you could play one other character, which one would it be? Dexter, obviously, that guys cool!
What’s your funniest Underground moment? Helping Bethany with her abortion… Hilarious!
What moment in the Underground has upset/disturbed you most? Raoul…Period.
What’s your favourite onstage act? ‘Mommy Dearest,’ because smacking the shit out of your brat daughter is usually frowned upon, but on the Underground stage it’s met with smiling applause. Brilliant!
Go-to song for your character? Lets get it on- Marvin Gaye
Favourite quote from your character? Why take the cash when you can marry the cash cow?
What is the hardest thing or something odd about physically portraying your character? You have to actually be drunk to do her justice…it’s not hard at all but it is interesting as I’ve never before considered myself a method actor.
What’s been the most difficult thing for you to do/overcome with your character and how did you over come it? Every part of Betty is designed to be easy so nothing really…no wait, the hangovers, they’re a little intense.
What can we expect from your character over the next 6 months?Withdrawal symptoms, public tantrums and inappropriate affairs.
The Burlesque Underground plays bi-monthly in Melbourne. For event info visit: https://www.facebook.com/burlesqueunderground/
All characters and story lines remain the property of N.Ristovski and the Underground. All character writings within the Underground are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Copyright © 2016. Natalie Ristovski.