I often do very serious roles, but really I am a big clown.
I tend to spiral out of control if I'm not working. I get panicked and don't know what to do with myself.
I think its important to keep an element of fear about yourself because it makes you appreciate the jobs.
Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work. It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff.
I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter.
You see someone on the street wearing an outfit and then it's on the cover of a magazine. I love. But, you know, I'm Australian, so I'm not too flashy or glitzy.
TV is very much a producer and writer or creator-driven machine in the States. And I'm the kind of actor that needs to be pushed and have someone on my case a little bit, so I suffer from that.
Where I am now, you're very much at everybody else's mercy. You have no control over your career in a lot of ways. It's just important to know what your own goals are, because that's empowering.
They think I'm depressed because I look serious in photos. It's usually because I'm just nervous. But I've stopped dressing for other people. If I think I look good, that's the most important thing.
I'm ambitious but I'm not particularly competitive. I'll try to get roles, as I think it's healthy to go for things, but... I think there's too much competition between women already. It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses.