The 5-Minute Interview: Suzanne Shaw, Singer and actress

'Pregnancy was a surprise'
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Suzanne Shaw, 25, is a former member of HearSay. She stars in the musical 'The Rocky Horror Show', on now at the Comedy Theatre

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

About to eat pizza with the cast.

A phrase I use far too often is...

I've got a baby.

I wish people would take more notice of...

Manners. I think sometimes if you're walking through London people only think of themselves and bang into you when shopping. It's just an awareness of other people around.

The most surprising thing that ever happened to me was...

Finding out I was pregnant with my son. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome so there was a very slim chance, so to find myself pregnant was a very big shock.

A common misperception of me is...

Now I'm in musical theatre and acting, people don't realise that's what I'm trained in. People think I came off the street and ended up in a pop band.

I'm not a politician but...

I don't like to pay taxes or congestion charges. But I'd stop the war.

I'm good at...

Finding the positives in other people. I'd like to say I'm a good mum.

But I'm very bad at...

Really badly organised.

The ideal night out is...

A bit of food and go to the pictures.

You know me as a singer- actress, but in a truer life I'd have been a...

I never had a back-up plan and never wanted a back-up plan.

The best age to be is...

I reckon 30 is a really good age. Can still go out, have fun, but you're not naive and ignorant.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is this:

Take each day as it comes and enjoy yourself.

Elisa Bray

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