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Interview With Petra Yared By Chris
Petra Yared is one of my favourite Australian
She was great in the movies Blurred and Muggers.
She also in the great tv series MDA
And I wanted to know more.
1.How did you get into acting?
I got into acting through doing drama workshops for fun
when i was 9 years old at The National Theatre in St.
Kilda. I was asked to audition for a short film and got the
2. What has been your favourite role you have played to
I’ve loved playing so many of the roles I’ve done. Alicia,
the psychopath murderer on “Halifax F.P.” was a great role.
I also had a ball on “Blurred” playing the drunk schoolies
week slurry, Yolanda.
3. Who is your favourite actor/actress?
Not sure who my number one would be but I love Cate
Blanchett, Francis McDormand and Toni Collete to name a
4. Where do you think you will be in 10 years?
Not sure but I would like it to be with my first two
children and partner wherever it is. I’d like to be in a
position to be travelling to act when I want to and at home
when I don’t!
5. Who would you most like to work with?
A toss up between the actresses listed above and a few of
my top ten “spunks”…Hugh Grant, Johnny Depp, Ben
6. what are your favourite bands or artists?
I have no idea musically. I’m one of those people who likes
a song but wouldn’t have a clue who sings it!
7. What do you think of australian idol and popstars
I’ve never seen Popstars but must admit I did get a bit
into Australian Idol last time, particularly towards the
8. What would we find on Petra stereo at
As I said, my musical knowledge is remarkably lame! In my
cd player you’d most likely find some cheesy compilation of
eighties music carefully put together by my sister who is
reknowned for her bad taste in music!
9. Will we see another series of MDA?
I don’t think so although we’ve never officially been given
the word. It’s a shame. The people who watched it seem to
have really loved it and it catered to an audience who
otherwise don’t watch tv.
10. Who do you enjoy working with the most?
I love working in this industry because i get to work with
so many wonderful, creative, eccentric, funny people. I
truly can’t give you a favourite although the cast of MDA
was pretty special.
11. What will see you in next?
I don’t know! I’ve just shot a couple of episodes of
“Secret Life of Us” but don’t know when they’ll go to air
so it might be something before then. I’ll let you
12. What are your favourite movies?
I can never think of any when I’m asked this question! I
think “Fargo” was a pretty amazing film. Recently I thought
“Love, actually” and “Kill Bill” were great but i’m not
sure if they’ll stay with me as “favourites”…we’ll
Special thanks to Jillian Bowen and of course Petra
Yared for this interview.