Mercurio candidly shares that the last couple of years have been a challenge, with ventures that didn't go as planned. But he doesn't believe in regrets, saying they are 'just disappointments that you didn't learn anything from'.
And while his dancing days are now behind him, Mercurio is still driven by his passion for food and acting. He says, 'I'd love to do more acting. Ultimately I'd love to open a place where I could make great food, brew great beer and, in between, do the odd movie or TV show.'
He has recently released a food line, Beerlicious, which includes chutney and mustard with more items to come. And if you want to know the secret to the perfect chutney, it's a good beer base.
With an entertainment career spanning more than 30 years and encompassing dance, choreography, theatre, television, film, food, books and travel, Paul Mercurio is most certainly not done yet!
The NFSA would like to thank Paul Mercurio and the Stomping Ground Brewing Co., Collingwood VIC.