Interview with Ingrid Park
Ingrid Park is known to Shortland Street viewers as the evil
MacKenzie Choat who saw Lionel off a cliff in 1999. Now she's
donned a pink dress and white cowboy boots to play Denise in
What appealed to you about your Burying Brian role - why did you want to take this job, playing this character?
The absolute number one reason was her quirky comedy value. I
love Denise. She's so unpredictable and more fun to play than any
other character I've ever been.
(And I wanted to wear pink frocks and white cowboy boots. What girl doesn't?)
What was the single-most enjoyable thing about working on Burying Brian?
Well, I can tell you what it wasn't - dragging that damn carpet
around day after day. Who would have thought you could get carpet
burn standing up!
What I liked the most, was of course, the girls: Carrie, Jodie and Rebecca are terrific, and I mean that both professionally and socially.
We bonded really quickly and socialised a lot together. They're great ladies.
What was the most challenging thing about working on Burying Brian?
Without giving away the story, I have a scene where I get more
than a little upset with my life.
As an actor you have to go to a really dark place to bring out the kind of performance required in those scenes and I hate doing that.
It's really quite depressing. Of course, it is just make believe, but there's always an element of truth in it.