In My Day: We quiz Caroline Curran on the time of her life
Q. What was your decade?
A. My decade would be the 1990s. As I was born in 1984, I love 1980s music, too. But the whole boyband and girl band culture erupted with the likes of Take That, Boyzone, Westlife and, of course, the Spice Girls. I loved taping CD:UK and learning the dance routines to Steps.
Q. What was life like?
A. Life for me then was getting through secondary school and wondering what to be when I grew up. I thought of becoming a pop star, then an animator for Walt Disney. But, at 16, when I left school, I wanted to act.
Q. And the style?
A. The style for me was tracksuits and double denim because of the girl band B*Witched. If I showed you photos, you wouldn't believe it!
Q. What has changed?
A. I think what has changed is the internet. We didn't have Facebook, or anything like that. Going to a phone box to ring your mate was the highlight before you got your first Nokia 3310 with the game Snake.
Q. What was better back then?
A. The thing that was great back then was the lack of mobile phones. You see now, when we are all bored, we are just glued to our phones. Years ago, you only had a mobile so your mum could get hold of you, or for an emergency. I'd love not to depend on it so much.
- Caroline Curran is an actress from east Belfast