INTERVIEW: NIC WESTAWAY
We recently caught up with Home and Away star Nic Westaway who plays the ever so dreamy Kyle Braxton. Portobello PR girls had the treat of spending the afternoon with Nic and finding out what he likes to wear, how he spends his weekend and where he sees himself going in the future.
What would be your typical Tuesday afternoon?
If i'm not working it could be anything from chilling at home playing guitar to a beach trip or even an afternoon BBQ with mates.
How would you define your weekend?
Usually got something going on. Love to get out of the house and socialize. Pubs over clubs for me though.
Do you prefer to wear jeans and a tee or suit and tie?
Jeans and a tee is usually what I'd go for but I love suiting up when the time calls for it.
Do you have a particular item of clothing you can't live without?
Probably my Henleys Project hoodie jacket.
Do you see yourself following in the footsteps of other Home and Away stars and going off to LA?
I hope so! I'm learning a lot working on H&A so after I finish I'll just have to see what happens. Going to give it my best shot, that's for sure.
When did you first decide you wanting to get into acting?
Late High School. I was playing a lot of music on stage while studying drama and realized I enjoyed the acting more than music so my focus shifted.
What was your first acting job?
A road safety commercial in WA for Central TAFE.
Do you find yourself getting emotionally attached to your character Kyle?
I try not to because if I did I would make choices based on what I would do. Staying somewhat objective helps me to justify Kyle's actions from his point of view and his context.
Was this something you always wanted to do or did you have a backup career in mind?
I had a few. I nearly did Sport Science at UWA. But acting was and is my passion so I'm going to see it through and hopefully make a career out of it.
You definitely seem to be heading that way. Do you find you are getting recognised in the streets? Do you enjoy it?
Yeah, it does happen. But the recognition is about the show, not me. It makes me smile how far the show reaches.
What would be your ideal holiday destination?
Somewhere tropical! Hawaii or Fiji maybe.