11 Questions with the cast of Beauty and the Beast – Mat Fraser

BB8 low resBeauty and the Beast’s Mat Fraser, actor, writer and leader in the disability arts world, answers our 11 Questions…. 

Can you describe your character in Beauty and the Beast in three words?
Beastly: Perfectly Deformed.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Vocal warm up, stretching, chatting and peeing.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Dark Chocolate.

What are you most passionate about?
The social injustice of disabled people’s lack of equality.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Have sex, sleep, write, train.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Members of the Wirtz family in Wuppertal, Germany, ready to sign their agreement for adequate compensation. That or Julie, naked. That or dark chocolate… no, I know, naked Julie covered in dark chocolate, with the Wirtz family having to watch what happened next, before signing.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
New Zealand’s North Island for 10 days in 2010

Favourite city and why?
New York, because it’s exciting, it gets me and Julie lives there.

What is your favourite song?
That’s tough, so many. Today it’s Rainbow Connection by Kermit, yesterday it was Tomorrow She Goes Away by The Ramones, tomorrow it’ll be Skanga by Rupy Edwards.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
The next one, because it sounds fun!

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Telekinesis. Because then I could travel to and from international cities without flying, polluting, paying, and waiting.

Beauty and the Beast runs at the Young Vic from 4 – 21 December. Click here to book tickets or to find out more.

One thought on “11 Questions with the cast of Beauty and the Beast – Mat Fraser

  1. Matt is one of the two most exciting actors in uk & more handsome than the other one! try and catch him in ‘Castaways’ TV programme done some time ago. Perhaps you will tell how to see it
    xx to you and Julie

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