She still shudders to think of all the awful jobs she’s had. Rollercoaster ride operator, tennis coach (with a sponge ball so nobody would get hurt), waitress, shop assistant – Louise has done it all.
But now all of this just makes her appreciate her career as a best-selling author all the more. After a chequered past – which she admits included being a juvenile delinquent and party animal – she’s relishing middle age. Fervently anti-anti-ageing, the British author can’t bear to see actresses do stuff to their faces that makes them look like they’ve been “carved out of soap”.
There’s a lot going on in the world these days. But Louise finds she’s able to combat the terrors of the current global political climate by imagining tennis ace Roger Federer as president of the world.