I am so thrilled to be writing for this amazing publication. The two articles I’ve written thus far are mostly about my views on women and body image issues, so for my third article, I thought that I would let you all get to know me a bit more personally. As I was traveling back from London, I saw a fun interview with a CEO in an in-flight magazine, so I thought I’d answer the same questions to share with you. So without further ado, I present Rachael Forster: An Interview with Myself.
Between NYC and LA, but as I work crazier and crazier hours, I’m beginning to feel my true home is with my family: Wild siblings, lovely husband, and our unstoppable Border Collie mix included.
Best city you’ve discovered?
I’ve just returned from Scotland, which was a wonder of a country, but my favorite city has to be Amsterdam. Growing up, I only heard about the legal weed and prostitution, but that’s a sad and reductive depiction of the city. Amsterdam is gorgeous to walk around, and is crammed with history, yummy treats, and some of the kindest people I’ve met. Hup Holland Hup!
Most romantic thing someone has done for you?
It’s a really small thing, but in the morning, my husband (even if he has to work early) leaves toast, tea, vitamins, and my medicine at my bedside table. I think it’s the little daily things that matter more than a wall of roses on your anniversary.
Last play you saw?
This is terrible. I am an actress who studied theater and have a friend in a play somewhere pretty much at all times, but it’s been years. I believe it was when I went to see aunt in law, Linda Hart, in Catch Me If You Can.
Who is your hero?
This is a hard one. Frida Kahlo possibly, or Anais Nin (please go read her work). They were both women who didn’t care what people thought, found artistic ways to give back to the world, fought through personal struggles, and made their own version of a fairytale love story. Women who decide that they decide the definition of what a woman really resonate with me.
What would you do if you were President for the day?
I would start a holiday where people had to switch lives for a day with someone who has a different socio-economic, body, possibly gender status to help teach more empathy! Oh, and change some of our more corrupt, non-serving institutions.
Ever had a run-in with a policeman?
Not really. This means I’m either doing something right or really wrong.
What’s your earliest memory?
Tripping on the fringe of my white cowboy boots in preschool. My grandma had bought them for me and I loved them so much that, even though I couldn’t walk in them, I still tried. Seems I feel that way about a lot of heels now.
Best meal you’ve had?
I’m such a foodie, but for me, but simple is better. I had some vegan bangers and mash in Edinburgh at a place my friends stumbled upon in hanger. The gravy was something to be marveled over. It had these caramelized onions and rich flavor that could give any fancy Paris restaurant a run for its money.
Favorite place for a drink?
I make a lot of cocktails, but I’m not a big drinker, so I’m mostly in it for the socializing. I love Top Of The Standard AKA Boom Boom Room in NYC. It’s quiet enough to have a conversation but still has music that makes you want to bust a move. The views are amazing as well. Very few non-tourist attractions have views like those.
Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“What other people think about you is none of your business.” I used to be super self-conscious, then one day a friend read me the quote and something just clicked. It was a really freeing moment. I could just be myself without worry after that.
What is your ideal day?
Waking up to brunch with my pup, Branson, and Will, my husband. A yoga class or walk with friends. A picnic with my family. Late afternoon dog park trip followed by a dinner party with great conversation.
Last album you downloaded?
I was just in the Dominican Republic with my Dad and music for the car rides were a real debate. He got me back into the instrumental symphonic music he’s listened to since he was young. After that, I went and downloaded a modern piano interpretation of Bach’s most iconic pieces. It’s quite nice and atmospheric.
What do you collect?
Lovers…just kidding but that would be a rad answer. Usually, I just hold on to useless things like train tickets from trips and other mementos, but now I’m starting to buy unique home goods from different places and vintage store finds from different cities.
What do you treasure most in life?
People. My family and friends. I’ve been really lucky with the ones I have…you can travel the world and see every city but it’s the people who make this planet something special
What are you up to the moment?
Launching my clothing line, managing manufacturing, writing, finishing a screen play, and acting in a few projects. I’m definitely not bored…
Thanks for reading my self-interview. I’d love to see you guys answer some of the questions yourself. I constantly check the comment sections. Feel free to leave an answer so we can get to know each other!