ScreenTalk Interview with Stephanie Tauvihi

Posted Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Stephanie Tauevihi has been involved with New Zealand television since she was 15 years old, when she debuted as a reporter on youth current affairs show InFocus. She went on to play the role of Donna Heka on Shortland Street for seven years. Tauevihi has since appeared in two feature films: Rest for the Wicked and Russian Snark. Her role in Russian Snark landed her the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2010 Qantas Awards.

In this ScreenTalk interview, Tauevihi talks about:

  • Being a presenter on the teen-focused current affairs show InFocus
  • The terror of an autocue failing on her first live TV experience
  • The 'surreal' experience of acting on Shortland Street
  • Overcoming 'intimacy issues' with Blair Strang on the soap
  • Never truly getting away from the role of Donna Heka
  • Her amazing trip to India for Intrepid Journeys
  • Acting with thespian legends and 'wiping their bums' in the film Rest for the Wicked
  • How playing Rosanna in the film Russian Snark enabled her to develop her acting further