This was a very special moment. This was my first appearance as Gustave for Love Never Dies. My first performance was actually in Melbourne during my rehearsals. I then did not perform it again until it traveled to Sydney. It was an amazing experience.
I did not really know who Dannii Minogue was at the time but my mum was a huge fan of Young Talent Time and Dannii was her favourite so it was cool for her to meet Dannii who is always really nice whenever I see her.
I was so lucky to get these photos as the only photography allowed was during a full dress rehearsal and there were two of us sharing the role. I was extremely lucky to get picked for this performace. My family (mum, dad, great-aunt, nana and grandad) also got free tickets. Otherwise it was over $200 per ticket. My mum and dad (whoever bought me) got to watch the show on a very little TV in the green room all the other nights.
I absolutely loved being in this show. Cheryl had a son my age so she was really nice to me. One time my mum spoke to her and some staff said "you are not allowed to talk to her" because she was the star but she was not like that at all. Very friendly.
This scene was just us waiting FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I eventually would lie down and fall asleep. It was important to keep very still. Some kids can't do that when they are young but I was always still. In fact, I probably couldn't do it now so much.
Although I was so excited here it's really my mum you should think about. Just utter relief I got through it without falling over. I had landed on my back in the dress rehearsal and tapping down stairs is not easy. During my last 'slide' to this finish there was a little bump in the staging and you can see me kind of trip but it wasn't a big deal. Was a great moment and without this experience I may never have decided to pursue the entertainment industry.
We were so excited about this role. Getting this make up and then getting blown up. Unfortunately due to my age I had to be a certain distance away so I missed the whole thing. It was amazing to see the set up though when we got back. They had real life amputees for alot of the extras who lost limbs. The amputees went to the local 7 Eleven with all their make up so they looked like fresh wounds. They freaked many people out.
So anyone that is a Peyton List fan just know she is soooooo nice. Really friendly and we had a great chat. Funnily because she was so friendly the interview itself was probably the worst I did because we both kept chatting and having a laugh. They'd have to keep cutting us and going back and doing it again as they need answers short and concise.
Of course a highlight of the show. I can still do this dance. I think probably the whole cast can. You rehearse this alot and then obviously perform it over and over also. So lucky we got a couple of professional shots. Because I was on the last leg of the tour most of the promo photos had been done so we weren't in the the programme photos except for our Biography section.
For my blind audition I had Delta Goodrem and Mel B turn around. Even though I had always thought I'd choose Mel B I actually went with Delta who seemed more enthusiastic on the day.
This role was big for me at the time. I loved the old day costumes and I was a street urchin so always dirty. Hated the hair though which I had to have on Australia's Got Talent because I was shooting this show at the same time. A bowl cut was not cool in 2011. The worst thing is they cut my hair without telling us to this horrible cut but then I always had a hat on anyway. I cringe when watching the Semi-Finals of AGT because of that. And people think I had that style by choice.
I was so excited to be called back to be in the finale opener. I love collaborating like this and the dancers were soooooo cool. I was always trying to hang out with them and learn tricks. My tap teacher who choreographed my routines ended up being on stage with me as he was one of Timomatics back up dancers. All dancers know each other. That goes for LA also.