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IN PROFILE: KATIE MCGRATH

We spoke to the Irish actress Katie McGrath from the hit drama Dracula about whatsapp, Great British Bake Off and National Katie McGrath day.

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What is your favourite recent innovation?
Does an app count? Cause if it does then whatsapp definitely, it’s saved some friendships that I would have been broken hearted to lose.

What do you think is the most overrated book or film of all time?
Catcher in the rye, I’ve read it a few times and still don’t understand how it’s the great American novel.

What food do you despise the most?
I eat pretty much anything, but smaller versions of larger things freak me out. Like poussins. Also the idea of a chicken omelette, that’s like eating mother and baby together.

What is your biggest food guilty pleasure?
Salt and vinegar peanuts, or crack nuts as I have come to call them.

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What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
Two friends of mine before I went away on a job recently declared it national Katie McGrath day and gave me a box of survival goodies for the trip, it made me cry like a little girl.

Worst job you’ve ever had in a non-acting context?
I’ve been pretty lucky with all my jobs; had fun at most of them really.

Eccentric fear or dislike?
Having anything touching behind my ears. Hair clips or anything. It’s like nails on a blackboard, I can’t stand it.

Whats your favourite TV show?
Great British bake off, it’s amazing! The drama! Will it rise? Won’t it?! Will it be a good bake?! Will it have a soggy bottom?! Who knows!!!?? Epic telly viewing. And I usually can’t stand reality TV.

Whats your favourite item of clothing?
An old grey men’s Gap cashmere sweater that I’ve had for years and that comes everywhere with me, it’s my ultimate piece of comfort clothing.

What is the last book you read?
The Orphan master’s Son by Adam Johnson

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Photographer Jessie Craig

Fashion Editor Francesca Turner

Hair Yoshi Miyazaki at Untitled Artists London

Makeup Louise Dartford at Stella Creative

Production Seona Taylor-Bell

Words Paul Craig 

IN PROFILE: KATIE MCGRATH

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