Interview with Lara Cuschieri

Where do you live:- Balzan

Status:- Married

Star Sign:- Gemini

Main occupation:- Nurse in Cosmetics

Media-related occupation:- Actress / Singer

LARA CUSCHIERI previously known as LARA AZZOPARDI is an only child born to the sweetest parents. Despite of not having brothers and sisters, she was always surrounded by pets that are regarded as an extension of the family. Her mother who has been working in radio/television broadcasting for the past 30 years automatically introduced her to the media and hence developed an affection towards this kind of job at a very early age!

Lara primarily started singing, attending coaching lessons, while at the same time having a passion for the broadcasting media. By the age of 6, Lara was already recording her own programs (trying to imitate her mummy at home) and therefore she was offered a radio programme on the national radio station soon after, which has helped to further her developing broadcasting skills! At the age of 10, Lara had her first television programme on ONE TV which was aimed towards children and it turned out to be a great success amongst Maltese kids. Further to that, she started presenting other programmes on TV. Back in 1995 she received an award in Best Children Radio/TV presenter in the Radio/TV broadcasting awards. She managed to present quite a few TV programs over the years, having a program on every schedule! Still practicing voice coaching, when she was 11 years old she was chosen to represent Malta in an Italian festival ‘Bimbo Star’ and won first place.

Following that she competed in some other festivals abroad too – Prague, Lithuania, Tenerife and in Sicily she won second placing! She achieved FIDOF best Upcoming Artist Award winner in music (2004). In 2005 she unexpectedly auditioned for acting after being contacted by 4people Ltd who Lara owes all her respects to; and managed to get a leading role in Gizelle as Christina (October 2005 – ONE TV). She developed this passion for acting which intrigued her and made her want to act. Following that she had acting roles in: 506, TVM – leading role as Veronica; Evangelisti, One TV – secondary role as Monique; Emilja, One TV – Leading role as Emilja; Dreams, TVM – secondary role as Pamela. Lara has also been featured in a few local adverts. She got married on the 19th May 2012 and is graduated in Dip. Nursing 2006 and B.Sc Nursing (HONS) 2009.

What’s your opinion about tattoos? Do you own one or more?

I don’t mind tattoos :) I admire the precision and art involved! But no, I don’t have any!

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with that time?

It depends on the reason for the six month deadline. If the world had to end and I’m a healthy living person, I would choose to spend my time wisely and plan each day! Helping the sick/people in need/orphans/prisoners to be at least a bit more comfortable or make them smile for the last six months! I would like to do voluntary work abroad one day, so I will probably plan that too since I would be left with no time and spend precious time with my family. Last but not least, I’d fill my house with cats and dogs, since the hubby doesn’t much like the idea for the time being! :)

Were you ever bullied as a kid?

Yes I was, and looking back I realized it was due to my weaknesses! Nowadays these girls are my best friends :) What does not kill you makes you stronger!

What’s the number one fashion item you couldn’t live without?

If it’s fashion – it’s my mascara :) If fashion entails technology then – my phone (keeping in touch with my loved ones)

Do you prefer dining out or clubbing? And why?

To the contrary I love entertaining at home! I love cooking and I love spending time relaxing. (even if it means getting stressed out over entertaining preparations – I still love doing it)

What’s the best bargain you have ever made?

Mmmm… I’m not that good with bargains, quite the naive type! Maybe the best I could remember was at this market in London where we bought a painting of the River Thames – my favourite! I convinced the guy I will be back to buy more since it was impossible to carry stuff on that day and I asked for a discount! It was a very good discount in fact!