In March of 2002, host Cindy Rhodes talks to
singer and actress, Natalie Imbruglia, who was in San Francisco
attending The National Association of
Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention.
Born in Australia in 1975, Natalie first found fame as an actress
and not as a singer. She landed the teen role of Elisabeth 'Beth'
Brennan/Willis on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. After
a two-year stint, she left for London and quit the popular soap at the
age of 19 because she felt creatively stifled.
Being typecasted for the
role she played on the series, Natalie had problems getting work, as
well as obtaining a UK work permit. But two years later, things
started to fall into place. She met her future manager, Anne Barrett,
who helped introduced Natalie to several high profile music and record
producers, including Phil Thornalley, a former member of the rock group Cure.
pop single "Torn" was a smash hit for Natalie in 1997 from the double platinum-selling album, "Left of the
Middle," that debuted on the charts at Number 10. In 2001,
she released the album, "White Lilies Island," with another
hit single called "Wrong Impressions."
interview with Sidewalks, she announced that she was returning to
acting . . . in a feature film. Natalie, playing the role of special agent
Lorna Campbell, starred with John Malkovich and Rowan Atkinson in a
spoof spy film, "Johnny English."
In December 2002, Natalie became engaged to her boyfriend, Daniel Johns
of Australian rock band, Silverchair. On December 31, 2003, the couple
were married in a secluded tropical location in Australia.
exclusive Sidewalks Entertainment TV interview, which is shown in two-parts, has Natalie talking
career and writing music.
The Natalie Imbruglia interview can be viewed using the Real
Part 1 - 56K
Natalie talks about how her career got started with a television soap opera, how
her family feels about her success, and what the hit song "Torn" did
for her singing career.
Part 2 - 56K
In this segment, Natalie tells host Cindy Rhodes about her current album,
Lilies Island." Also, Natalie answers web viewer questions.
Interviewed by: Cindy Rhodes
Edited By: Richard R. Lee
Videographers: William Hodgson, Takashi Kaneda
Special Thanks to:
Direct Hit Entertainment
Marriott Hotel in San Francisco