Our Baker’s directing debut
SIMON Baker is no stranger to the screen. From E Street in the early 1990s to his first American film, the acclaimed LA Confidential ,to starring roles in The Guardian and The Mentalist – all trademark golden curls and crinkly eyes.
But as much as he’s every bit the leading man, there’s something so familiar about him – he’s still that Aussie boy next door. In Saturday’s edition of Weekend ,in The Northern Star, the former Ballina boy talks about making his feature film directing debut in Breath, adapted from the 2008 novel by celebrated Australian author Tim Winton, and why his soul still sings to his saltwater upbringing.
Also inside, meet the females on the frontline. How a number of women spearheaded changes in our defence force over the decades so many today can serve in equal roles.
Plus, choose your own adventure in northern NSW in Escape, from quaint country towns to pristine beaches, and maybe a chance of spotting Chris Hemsworth in his natural habitat.
Hemsworth chats about his fan boy moment meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy on the set of his new movie, Avengers: Infinity War.
And chef Alastair McLeod transports your tastebuds to Taverna in our Taste pages.
All this and more in Saturday’s edition of Weekend in The Northern Star.
IN WEEKEND: Simon Baker talks about making his feature film directing debut in Breath, and why his soul still sings to his saltwater upbringing in Ballina Shire.