Bonnie Sveen’s baby news
THE BUBBLY STAR OF THE SECRET DAUGHTER OPENS UP ABOUT HER PLANS TO START A FAMILY
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.