JULIA’S TIPS FOR STAYING PLAYFUL AND HAPPY
Take your shoes off when you can and walk barefoot.
Remember what it was like to walk across hot bitumen as a kid? It’s fun! We live in shoes. Your feet are the platforms that hold everything up. Even at work in the CBD, walk through the park at lunchtime barefoot in the middle of the day. Take your shoes off, jump from foot to foot. You won’t know yourself.
Get out of that chair and sit on the floor.
Yes, you’ll get uncomfortable and then you’ll move. If you sit in a chair you’ll never move. So if you sit on the floor, find a comfy position, and after a while you’ll move and find another position. You’ll just move more.
I’m not saying be a Barbie Brightside but, if you can, be a fun person to be around.
Don’t be a pain in the arse stepmum, try and be a fun one. Don’t be a pain in the arse girlfriend, be a fun one. As an actor you’re always putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. So if someone does something to me and it’s terrible I think, ‘Why is he or she doing that?’ I’ll be upset, don’t get me wrong. But try and see it from everyone’s perspective. Be kinder. It’s really easy. You can be angry but why not flip it? Do the opposite.