At home with Jordan Hare
This Secret Daughter actor is more loveable geek with a sense of fun than big-screen diva
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.