15 questions for Erik Holm


15 questions for Erik Holm

‘I've been in a wheelchair for 15 years,' says the ‘Binnelanders' actor, who was paralysed in a diving accident. He and his wife, Colleen Jury, have a furniture company, House of ERCO. LAUREEN ROSSOUW asks the questions.

1. Describe yourself in a #hashtag.


2. What is the biggest misconception about you?

That I am always positive.

3. What do you listen to when you're alone?

Hip-hop … oooolllld school.

4. What do you read first thing every morning?

The love letters on my bedside table.

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5. If you could choose one book to give to everyone, what would it be?

The Alchemist … or The Great Divorce.

6. Who is your favourite South African director to work with?

Sandra Prinsloo.

7. What are you dreaming about?

I dream I am being tickled mercilessly. Really. Then I laugh myself awake.

8. What else would you like to achieve?

I would like to act in a big-budget fantasy movie.

9. Who inspires you?

My dad … over and over and over. He shows me how to be a good person and a man.

10. With whom would you still like to work?

Marius Weyers.

11. What quality in yourself do you like the most?

My sense of humour.

12. What have you learned that you would like to share with others?

It gets better. It gets easier.

13. What are you a sucker for?

Lucky packets. You don't understand … I'm like a five-year-old child.

14. What do you regret?

Drugs … man, long story. But really, I'd rather break my neck again than touch drugs.

15. What are you looking forward to?

Every flippen day.

♦ VWB ♦

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