In brief…

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - INTERVIEW -

My dream hol­i­day is… A sleep-in un­til 10am with no one go­ing hun­gry as a re­sult, a bit of sun and a mas­sage. My sig­na­ture dish is… I have to say I am not do­ing my share of the cook­ing at the mo­ment, but I don’t think you can go past a lamb roast. It’s my favourite dish in the world. The song that makes me want to dance is… A song my son likes to dance to – Happy by Phar­rell Wil­liams. In my hand­bag I al­ways carry… Way too much. I al­ways have my phone; at least one Hot Wheels car; crayons or high­lighter pens be­cause you never know when you are go­ing to have to dis­tract with draw­ing, and wipes, al­ways wipes. On week­ends I love to… Not plan any­thing. I like to spend as much time with Archie as I can so I try not to have com­mit­ments. Some­times Archie and I will just have a py­jama morn­ing, chill­ing out. The scenes I am most fond of in Off­spring are… There are two. The first is from the end of se­ries one when Ed­die Per­fect [who plays Mick] sings “Your sis­ter’s a six and you’re a per­fect 10”. To me that scene high­lighted the chaos, hu­mour and wrong­ness of the show that I love. The other one that jumps out for me is a heart­felt one from the end of se­ries four. Pa­trick has just died and Bil­lie took Nina to a ho­tel to look after her. Nina was wor­ried she wouldn’t be able to love the baby be­cause she was in too much grief and Bil­lie says: “If you can’t, I will love your baby un­til you are able to.” My own fam­ily is… An in­cred­i­bly close ex­tended fam­ily, so I to­tally get the Proud­mans. It’s noisy and chaotic. I don’t have a sis­ter but I have been given these amaz­ing sis­ter re­la­tion­ships to play out in my work – with Asher and with Jus­tine Clark in Tan­gle, so I have done pretty well.

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