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Q&A with Jesse Mulligan

Q&A with Jesse Mulligan
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Can you remember the first lie you ever told?
Yes, I told my mum that I was ‘borrowing’ a kitten from a friend’s house. That kitten lived with us for 15 years.

Where do you stand on lying? Is it OK to tell a little white lie or the bigger the better?
What’s worse, to hurt somebody’s feelings or to tell a little lie? I’ll lie if I think it’s going to make your day better.

Is honesty the best policy?
Yes. But if you didn’t think that, you could still answer ‘yes’ as well, right? So how do you know if I’m being honest?

What is the best lie you have ever heard?
The one about how much sun we were going to have this summer.

Who would be your dream team-mates?
John Campbell and Helen Clark

Out of you, Jon and Paul – who is the best liar?
I think Paul is pretty good. In one of the early episodes, he convinced us all that he was a paid up member of Greenpeace.

Is it easier to make a lie or the truth sound more convincing on WILTY?
Actually, hardest of all is making a truth sound unconvincing. And you’re not allowed to cheat by weaving little lies into it.

Have your answers been truthful?
In a manner of speaking.

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Can you remember the first lie you ever told? Yes, I told my mum that I was ‘borrowing’ a kitten from a friend’s house. That kitten lived with us for 15 years.

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Can you remember the first lie you ever told? I think we come out lying right from the start. My first lie was the balling and wailing I did in the nurse’s arms. Nothing hurt, I wasn’t hungry, just after a bit of attention.

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