"FilmInk grills your favourite sports
stars about the movies that move them. Mountain biking isn't
just for the boys - as champion Niki Gudex will attest. She's
only been in the sport for three years and is already ranked
the number two rider in Australia. And while she may have
broken more than her fair share of bones, it hasn't stopped
her being voted Australia's Sexiest Sportswoman by Inside
Sport magazine. Amazingly, she also finds time to catch
a movie every now and then..."
Do you have an
all-time favourite movie that you can watch again and again?
I dont really have any one all time favourite, but some
of the movies I have seen more than once include Amelie,
Chasing Amy, The Fifth Element, Star Wars, Show Me Love, The
Dinner Game, My Life As A Dog, The City of Lost Children and
Being John Malkovich.
first film that you can remember seeing?
I think it would have to be Walt Disneys Bambi.
Who are your
most admired actors and actresses?
Natalie Portman is great! Also Angelina Jolie, Ursula Andress,
Jessica Alba and Audrey Tautou.
Do you have a
preferred genre or type of film that you enjoy most?
I guess most of the films I like could be considered Arthouse.
What was the
last film you saw at the cinema?
Did you like
What was the
last film you watched at home?
Are you a fan
Yes, definitely, it makes it much easier if you want to watch
a particular scene.
At the video
shop, do you check for old favourites or head straight to
the new releases?
That depends, generally I head for the new releases unless
I am looking for something in particular.
What is the worst
movie you have seen recently?
Have you ever
seen a film that you watched and disliked, but then ended
Not as such. I watched A Beautiful Mind which is a pretty
amazing film, but it is quite disturbing at the same time.
It was a very moving film because it really captured the essence
of how powerful the mind can be.
When at the movies,
what are your munchies of choice?
Do you stay for
the credits, or walk out as soon as the lights come up?
That really depends on the type of film that it was.
Are there any
athletes that remind you of a certain movie star?
The current World Cup Mountain Bike Champ Steve Peat reminds
me of Hugh Grants flatmate in the movie Notting
Have you or any
of your coaches ever used a movie as inspiration?
Jordan (IMAX), In Bed With Madonna,
8 Mile and Star Wars
are a few of the movies that I have found something in. They
were already talented people but they took the initiative
to turn that into something more and worked hard to achieve
it, each against their own odds.
Any Aussie films
that stand out for you?
I would have to say BMX Bandits,
I still remember the first time I saw it, we jumped a BMX
into the pool straight after watching it!
The worst sequel
to a great original?
Even though you
are an adult, do you get into any kids movies?
I have three younger brothers so they often tell me about
movies they have seen. I liked the Harry
Potter movies and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed
Have you heard
enough gossip in the bike world to make a motion picture?
Have you ever
walked out of a movie?
Profile: Luisa Browett. Photographed by: