Mimicking people was something I did already.
I can't read a note of music. I just do it all from ear.
I find singing as somebody else very liberating, it just frees me up.
I found that I could make people laugh doing people like Shirley Bassey. Fortunately it worked.
My own singing voice is not very good and I don't think that anybody really sings in their own voice.
I don't think that I want to meet any of the icons. I don't think that anybody can quite live up to your expectations.
I think that if you idealise someone for so long, they can only disappoint and I wouldn't want to be disappointed by those people.
I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally lock in to the person that I am doing and I'm really flying... I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people.
Usually, certainly British singers, adopt an American accent when they sing and I think that usually people are thinking of somebody else, but I just think of very specific people.
My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic.