Florence Ingleby
as Elastigirl

Director, Ingleby Gallery

What were you like at school?

I used to think I was incredibly funny at school. Now I realise I was just really annoying.

What inspires you about the Super Power Agency?

I find the Super Power Agency inspirational because it encourages people not just to read, but to relish reading, and to benefit from all that reading entails. And it does this in a fun, creative, KIND way which is great not just for those between the ages of 5 to 15 but the adult volunteers who get to spend time with young people they’d otherwise not meet.

If you could only take one thing to a desert island, what would it be?

My toothbrush? I recently was terrorised by my dentist who threatened all sorts of unspeakable things if I didn’t start taking better care of myself. So now I have toothbrushes in about five different colours and different sizes (who knew how small they come?) to avoid any further issues. (I realise, to my shame, that I am more anxious about getting into trouble than I am about the unspeakable things)

If you could choose a slogan to live by, what would it be?

My slogan would be that line from High School Musical,
“I want Fabulous. That is my simple request.”
(Then again, the slogan that has always made me laugh – probably because it is something that someone once said to me in all seriousness – is this: A HAPPY WIFE IS A HAPPY HOME hahahahhhahahahhahaha – it still gets me, but maybe it isn’t a slogan and it certainly isn’t very Elastigirl)

What’s the best thing you have ever eaten?

The best thing I have ever eaten? The first meal my husband (then not quite even my boyfriend) cooked for me on Valentines Day, 1989.