What is the best thing that I love about my work? The constant improvements and development of skills it requires, and the beautiful moments shared with other artists, in rehearsals or on stage, and with the audience. It’s worth all the struggle.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Be free to follow my own rules, and be happy to follow other people’s rules 🙂
What is my greatest fear? Lose my voice or a part of my body. Being unable to perform.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Too sentimental maybe 🙂
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? The list is too long, but to give you some famous names: Patsy Cline, Madeleine Peyroux, Diana Krall, Hugh Laurie, Julie Delpy, Barbra Streisand, Miranda Hart, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Annie Lennox, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep,
What is my greatest extravagance? It was an evening on Christmas Eve in France in St Malo. After a gig, we went to the restaurant with my mum and the technician. At that time I was so obsessed with calories… I read that being naked in the cold could help burn calories… After the restaurant, I felt so guilty that, as we were walking on the St Malo rampart I got undressed and here I am, in pants, in the cold burning calories. We all laugh a lot and it was great fun!
On what occasion would I lie? Not to hurt someone.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The constant insecurity and the OFF period
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I believe being happy is a decision, and try my best to maintain this philosophy but of course I’m happier when I’m on stage, during a concert or after a good performance shared with a team, or a special artistic encounter. In general, when I feel I’m able to make a connection with people.
If I could, what would I change about myself? I’d be more patient and care less.
What is my greatest achievement in work? The achievement is to find the motivation and drive to keep creating projects, and to maintain my daily practice which is the key, day after day, and keep believing in myself in spite of everything.
Where would I most like to live? Ideally where there’s a constant temperature of minimum 25 degrees :), aside the sea and at the same time, close to a lively and buzzing city center. I leave you the choice of the place 😉
What is my most treasured possession? My faith
What is my most marked characteristic? The multi-talented aspect and the singular way to do things, I’d say.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The beautiful parks, walking along the Thames, anywhere there’s some nature.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Home
What books influenced my life and how? Stendhal, De L’Amour. Very romantic, a very French vision of love. Covey, 7 habits: It helped take the decision to move to London.
Who are my favorite writers? Shakespeare, Bob Dylan, Alfred De Musset, Stendhal, Voltaire, Marguerite Duras, Karen Blixen.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I would probably make music with my family a last time then.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Atreyu in “The neverending story”
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My parents.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Victor Victoria
What role plays art in my life and work? It’s a way to live.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Haha My mum
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I don’t know.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Here in London, Helen Mirren and Miranda Hart
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I’m working on the new version of my musical in solo “Swing Baby Swing” to be performed in France this summer and hopefully I will bring it to London afterwards. Also I’m recording an album in solo to be released in 2 parts, the first 5 tracks will be available this summer hopefully.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? The best is to subscribe on my newsletter and like my facebook page to have all updates. http://Www.facebook.com/annascottartiste http://www.annascottartiste.com
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Everything.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
My sister, Opera singer, Mezzo and My mum, opera singer, director