Bon­nie Sveen’s baby news


New Idea - - News - By Holly Richards

It may sound cliche, but there’s no other way to de­scribe pop­u­lar ac­tress Bon­nie Sveen other than glow­ing. The beloved ac­tress is grin­ning from ear to ear and her boom­ing cackle laugh can be heard from the next room. De­spite be­ing drop dead gor­geous, Bon­nie doesn’t like be­ing mea­sured by her looks. In fact, the whole idea of Hol­ly­wood be­ing so im­age-ob­sessed is stop­ping her from spread­ing her wings in Los An­ge­les. ‘[To play a bimbo] would make me so unhappy,’ she tells New Idea.

‘If they’re giv­ing bikini babes a bit of a meaty role, I’ll take it.’

One role the 29-year-old was born for, how­ever, is that of a mother. Hav­ing played sin­gle mum Ricky Sharpe on Home And Away, and now a newly minted aunty, ba­bies are on the brain for Bon­nie...

What are your thoughts on start­ing a fam­ily?

I’ll def­i­nitely have kids one day. Nath is a bit older. He’s 34 in De­cem­ber, so it feels like 29 isn’t too bad and we have some time. My big brother had a baby this year and so my par­ents have their first grand­child.

Would you ever move back to Tas­ma­nia?

Maybe down the track. I think that would make me happy mov­ing back to Tassie, it’s just about get­ting that bal­ance. Both of us want to be do­ing what we love, which is here, but in the in-be­tween times we’re like: ‘Why are we here?’

How are you feel­ing about turn­ing 30 next year?

I’ve felt 30 for three years! I think be­cause I played a mum [on Home And Away] and am al­ways around older peo­ple. I’m look­ing for­ward to it. Peo­ple have more re­spect for you and you know how to make your­self happy. It’s not scary turn­ing 30 – it’s scary ac­cept­ing who you are and work­ing out what you want the next 30 years to be.

How does this sea­son of The Se­cret Daugh­ter com­pare to the last?

I had more fun this year. They’ve fleshed out Layla more this sea­son. She’s fall­ing in love with Jamie and there are a few things at stake. Her heart’s on her sleeve and hope­fully things go in Layla’s favour.

Has your re­la­tion­ship with Jess on and off the screen changed this sea­son?

It was good to be ac­tu­ally in the same room this time around! We spent a lot of

time talk­ing on the phone last sea­son. We did get into more of a rhythm this time and we found our feet a lit­tle bit more.

What’s it like work­ing with Jess?

I think we kind of dance to­gether well. She’s quite open and we’ve just got that kind of re­la­tion­ship where if some­thing needs fix­ing or fine-tun­ing, we can – there’s no egos in the way.

You’ve been work­ing on a short film, what can you tell us about it?

I can’t wait to show every­one! It’s about a child free­ing her imag­i­na­tion. The girl’s babysit­ter turns into a cat and I play the cat. I’m in a full spe­cial­ef­fects cat cos­tume. The pur­pose of it is to start hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion with kids about their de­pen­dence on tech­nol­ogy. It’s a bit kooky. We’re hop­ing to hit the fes­ti­vals next year.

How was it co-pro­duc­ing your short film with your part­ner Nathan?

We met on Home And Away and that was very dif­fer­ent, but we know how to work to­gether now. I’m very happy life has led me down that path.

What kind of role would you like to do next?

I’m au­di­tion­ing for what comes up, but I just don’t think my roles are go­ing to come to me. No­body sees life like I do. I think I’m go­ing to have to cre­ate my own work. I do have a bit of a fea­ture in my mind. I think my three-year plan is to try and get that up. I’m try­ing to be a busi­ness­woman.

‘I’m look­ing for­ward to it. Peo­ple have more re­spect for you’

Bon­nie and Jess (be­low) star to­gether on Chan­nel Seven’s pop­u­lar mu­si­cal drama. The blonde beauty has been dat­ing Nathan Goo­ley since 2015.

The Se­cret Daugh­ter airs Wed­nes­day, 8.45pm, Chan­nel Seven. A beloved star and now aunty (in­set left), Bon­nie is renowned for her down-to-earth at­ti­tude.

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