At home with Jor­dan Hare

This Se­cret Daugh­ter ac­tor is more loveable geek with a sense of fun than big-screen diva

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Who Jor­dan Hare

Where Fam­ily home in East Kil­lara

Favourite thing My child­hood toy rab­bit is my lit­tle baby, I love it. I think it was given to me by my grandma when I was born. I have lots of mem­o­ries with it and I like hav­ing it around

In­spi­ra­tion Mod­ern, fun and light in­te­ri­ors

Home is A big source of com­fort

Aself-con­fessed “geek”, ac­tor Jor­dan Hare, who plays Har­riet Nor­ton in Chan­nel 7’s hit show The Se­cret Daugh­ter, is full of sur­prises. Hav­ing dis­cov­ered a love of singing at school, she has pro­gressed from school hall to the Opera House, as a mem­ber of the Syd­ney Phil­har­mo­nia VOX choir along­side the Syd­ney Sym­phony Orches­tra.

Not that she has much time for ex­tra cur­ricu­lums ac­tiv­i­ties. She also made her lead role de­but as Trin­ity in EMO The Mu­si­cal, which de­buted in­ter­na­tion­ally at the Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val re­cently. Her next ma­jor role will be as a ten­ant, as she looks to move out of the fam­ily home in east Kil­lara.

“I have two sib­lings, but they’ve moved out and it’s just me and my par­ents at the mo­ment, but I’ll be mov­ing out with my boyfriend (Sefa Laga’aia) and a cou­ple of friends next year. We’d be look­ing at some­where in the in­ner west,” she says.

For now, Jor­dan is en­joy­ing the com­fort of living in the fam­ily home.

“When I was do­ing the­atre in Mel­bourne, that’s what I missed the most, be­ing able to come home at the end of the day,” she says.

“Ev­ery­one in the fam­ily works from home, , and we are all cre­ative so we have a stu­dio where I film my tapes and Dad (a video pro­ducer) uses that space for film­ing too. I fill it with scripts.”

Her per­sonal style is also re­flected in her bed­room, with laven­der and gold fea­tures giv­ing the room a re­gal feel. An avid pho­tog­ra­pher, Jor­dan’s per­sonal pho­tographs s also take pride of place in her bed­room.

“I have lots of pho­tos ev­ery­where,” she says. “In fact one wall is al­most com­pletely cov­ered with mem­o­ries and fun ex­pe­ri­ences.” ”

Ice skat­ing boots I used to be a skater but I was never very good. I re­ally love it though and re­cently have been think­ing that I should get back into it. I started skat­ing when I was about eight, and felt so free and grace­ful on the ice.

EMO tick­ets That was my first act­ing job ever and my first fea­ture film, straight out of high school. I love this movie deeply and keep these tick­ets on my bed­room wall.

Play­bills I hold on to them, but the one from Cabaret signed by Alan Cum­ming and Emma Stone is the best. I went to New York when I was 17 and the show meant ev­ery­thing to me.

Cam­era This is one of my dad’s cam­eras. He gave it to me for my birth­day when I was 15. I love it and back then, I used to take it to school all the time. I love putting down mem­o­ries. It’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber all of those ex­pe­ri­ences.

Choir folder I was with the choir all through school. I love singing clas­si­cal mu­sic, it gives me so much joy. No mat­ter what else is go­ing on, choir prac­tice makes me feel so much bet­ter.

Tetris lamp This is quite a geeky lamp, but I am a bit of a geek. You can have fun with the pieces, sep­a­rat­ing them and chang­ing the for­ma­tion.

Toy char­ac­ters These are my geeky toys from Westworld. They’re so cute and add a lit­tle bit of life to the room. They’re quite adorable.

Mug I am a big fan of chai tea. On set, when ev­ery­body on set is load­ing up with cof­fee, I al­ways have tea.

Nail pol­ish They’re so cool, they’re ac­tu­ally holo­graphic and make rain­bow colours. Also, I like that girls can be geeky, but also a lit­tle bit glam. You can play video games all day with man­i­cured hands.

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