Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Thronecast host admits she’s geeky fan of show

FANS of Game of Thrones may recognise her from Sky Atlantic’s fanshow Thronecast, but Rachel Parris is an accomplished actress, comedian and musician, writes Beka Sharrock.

Hot on the heels of her success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Rachel is touring with her show Live In Vegas. Based on a Las Vegas-style cabaret show, Rachel pokes fun at the larger-than-life characters in show business, compering the show and playing three different singers herself.

Rachel said: “It is a satire really, about that world, that part of America and that part of entertainment. I take the mickey out of the excesses and the fakeness of it all.”

Having taken part in school and then university stage productions, Rachel once aspired to become part of show business herself.

The 30-year-old said: “I think Hollywood is at the back of every actress’ mind, I could be 75, doing the comedy circuit in Essex and still have Hollywood at the back of my mind. It never comepletely goes away. At school and university I never considered comedy, I had never come into contact with it. I wanted to star in the West End, in musicals. I really wanted to be Eponine in Les Misérables. I think every angsty teenager wants to be that. I have also always loved period drama and I wanted to be in that.”

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