Generally, I play the kind of ethereal, fragile-on-the-outside-but-hard-and-damaged-on-the-inside type.
Although my father is English, I was brought up in Australia.
I love new cities, and if I haven't travelled for a month, the need to go somewhere starts to gets under my skin.
I'm a big fan of Tom Stoppard's work, and have been since I was in school where I studied him.
I never consciously set out to be an actor. I just kind of did whatever acting I could do.
In a photo shoot, you have to be very comfortable in your own skin. It's all about confidence-boosting and putting on armor.
I live in L.A. and I do have wonderful friends; I moved there when I was 19 so I developed a close knit group of friends, none of whom are actors, none of which are Australian, but I couldn't do it long term.
I'm very analytical about the industry and I understand that there are value systems, and all sorts of things like that.
I really like being thrown into the works. Many actors, I have found, have this as a common trait. We had to, as children, adapt to various situations with either a military family or things like that.
I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, 'Oh, my God. There's no hiding here.
I've done a lot of independent film, which are short shoots that are usually four to six weeks, max. I enjoy everything. After one particular experience of work, I like to go in the opposite direction and do a short film, or something else.
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