Fortunata on Inside the Characters' Studio!

This week on Inside the Characters' Studio, Fortunata, the star of Deva Fagan's Fortune's Folly.

Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she's tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy-or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn't fallen in love with the prince herself. . . .

Shoemakers? Fake fortunes?? Vanquishment of wicked witches??? Yes, please!

Welcome, Fortunata!

What is your favorite word?
Magic.

What is your least favorite word?
Magic.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Fresh, spicy nutcakes, dripping with honey.

What turns you off?
Cabbage soup.

What is your favorite curse word?
Q What is your favorite curse word?
*blushes* Well, there are a few people I've cursed to the Seven Hells. But they all deserved it!

What sound or noise do you love?
The tapping of my father's tools when he's hard at work on a new pair of shoes.

What sound or noise do you hate?
Franca's braying in the morning. You'd think she was a rooster, not a donkey!

What profession would you like to attempt?
I think I could make a fair showing as Queen...

What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that doesn't involve being in constant peril and lying to royalty would be wonderful.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive
at the Pearly Gates?
Well, it would be nice to know that Saint Federica understands about that whole "faking-a-saintly-manifestation" affair. It was for a good cause! Truly!

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