In Scanlan with Maddison Brown
Australian actor and star of Dynasty, Maddison Brown shares her experience playing Kirby Anders in Dynasty, her passion for the Arts and the cherished moments of returning home to Australia.
You’ve paved a career as a successful actor and model, how did your journey in this industry begin?
I started acting when I was 5 years old, doing TV commercials and films. I started modelling when I was 13 after entering the Girlfriend Magazine model search competition.
You are best known for playing Kirby Anders in the Netflix drama series, Dynasty, tells us about your experience working on the show, and any upcoming projects.
Dynasty has been a great training ground for me as an actor and as a person. I’ve learnt some truly invaluable lessons about how to operate in a high-pace, high-stress environment and I’m truly grateful for the experience it’s given me. 68 episodes of network TV in America is no small feat! For the moment, we still have 2 months left of shooting, so I’m simply focused on finishing the season.
What ignited your passion for the creative arts?
I don’t know! I really can’t explain it. I always enjoyed creative writing and performing, I had a strong imagination when I was a kid. The older I get, the more creative I feel. I’m not sure why that is, but maybe it’s to do with becoming more comfortable and confident in who I am and what I have to say. Speaking from personal experience, I think you become more aware of your creative abilities as you get older and learn how to hone your skills and refine them.
You have lived in New York and Atlanta for several years, what do you enjoy most when returning home to Sydney?
My favourite thing about Sydney, aside from my family and my nephews, is the proximity to one of the most beautiful swimmable oceans in the world. The beaches and the water around Sydney are some of the most beautiful in the world, and I take full advantage of that every time I’m home no matter the season or water temperature.
Where do you seek your creative inspiration? And when do you feel most inspired?
I think creative inspiration is something that meets you where you are. When I’m happy and at peace and not so under the pump, I have bursts of creativity. I’m getting better and being able to tune in when I need to creatively, but I find when I’ve had a couple days of rest and relaxation and time spent in nature is when my creativity has room to explore.