PLEASE LET ME ENJOY MYSELF
LEEANNA Walsman (left) never asked to be a role model when she decided to become an actor.
The 28-year-old says it’s absurd that actors and musicians are expected to set an example for young people simply because they chose to make movies or albums for a living.
Walsman, who has been acting since she was a teenager, says going to the pub for a drink with friends— something many young people do every weekend— suddenly becomes the subject of scorn when a famous person is seen doing it.
Walsman, who is starring in the new Channel 10 drama The Informant, has been victim to this attitude.
She is wary after being presented as some sort of party girl for being photographed at events.
‘‘I am a 28-year-old living in Sydney, I amgoing to go out with my mates and have fun sometimes,’’ she says.