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TFT Meets... Daisy Donovan

The Friday Thing went to the LWT restaurant to meet Miss Daisy Donovan. Over Haagen Daaz ice-cream and green curry, we asked her some questions. She put down her spoon and answered them.

10 January 2004

> What's the oddest thing you've seen?

I was in a treetop bar in Nepal one time, looking down I saw the sad sight of two Siamese dogs: two bodies, two heads, and seven legs. I could see some children laughing at it, and I thought "that's not very nice, laughing at a Siamese dog" - at which point one dog gave the most almighty tug and pulled its leg out of the other dog's arse, and all the children applauded. I suspect they put it there.


> If you were resurrected as a dog, what breed would you want to be, and who would you want to have as your owner?

I don't much care for dogs. Can I be a cat? And I think I'd like to live at Sting's house. With Trudie. And that Amazonian tribal leader with the lip. I reckon between the three of them I'd be taken care of.


>If you had to make the choice between you or Brooklyn Beckham dying this instant, who would you choose?

No question: Brooklyn. He's gone. He's off the cliff.


>What's the naughtiest thing you've ever done?

Forge cheques. And I drive without Road Tax. Or at least I did, until I was caught by the police.


> What's the worst haircut you've ever had?

When I was about thirteen: the hairdresser gave me a gelled-up back-comb. I had moonface before I had my wisdom teeth taken out, and I looked terrible. It scarred me. Can we move on?


> What's your favourite chocolate bar?

I'm a faddist, a dilettante. I only eat the latest bars - unless they have stupid names like 'Liason', in which case I boycott. I didn't like 'Snowflake' - too crumbly. I don't like crumbly. I prefer a solid bar. Orange Aero is as crumbly as I'll go.


>What do you think of George Bush?

He's an idiot.


> What's your favourite television programme?

'It'll Be Alright On The Night'. When I was twelve I bought tickets to see it at the studio with my friend Nerissa. We saw Dennis Norden in a corridor. I was awestruck.


> Have you ever done radio?

No, but I was First Fairy in the RSC audio production of Midsummer Night's Dream. Warren Mitchell was Bottom. I had to sing and crunch across dry leaves. Like a sprite.


> Is there any particular stage character you'd like to play?

Medea. I'd like to find out what it feels like to kill your own children, without going to jail for it.



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