Stephanie Street: We actors are adrenaline junkies who want to take risks

Fight director Ronin Traynor (left) with Dita Tantang and Mark Ryder; actors are always looking to learn new skills. Photo: Alexandra Kataigida

I’m pleased to report that my month of rest in January paid dividends. I reached the beginning of February feeling an enormous amount more human than I did at the start of the year. So much so that I found myself standing on top of a ski slope this afternoon for the first time in my life.

As I stared down the kilometre of snowy descent there was one thought, and one thought alone, in my head: ‘I don’t know what the hell I’m doing here.’

It was an intense experience. I lost every shred of dignity over the course of my six falls on the way down and I felt the sharp edge of fear almost the entire 10 or so minutes of my stop-start journey down, but I did it. And I am alive to tell the tale, with no small amount of pride, of how…

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