Who better to play Lady Macbeth than a woman who loves acting because “I’ve always wanted to be everything”? Indeed, what Vanessa Wasche admires most about Lady Macbeth is her ambition. She gets to play a powerful woman who doesn’t shy away from what she truly wants.
However, Lady Macbeth doesn’t hesitate to cross the line of murder to attain her heart’s desire. The challenge for Vanessa, then, is “to keep her as a real human being.” Vanessa does not plan to merely portray her as a purely evil, power hungry character to hate.
“I see her as being innately good,” Vanessa said. “She is like every human who wants things out of life and does what she can to go after it.”
How does one prepare for such an infamous role? What will it take to access and sustain such strong emotions on stage, performance after performance?
According to Vanessa, “Getting as much sleep as possible.”
So, who better to play Lady Macbeth than someone who is no-nonsense and practical to get the job done?