Bendigo was its name-o

I know nothing about home loans. I went for a casting at the end of last year that called for a “young stylish woman” (ahem, yes, thank you). The character is a young mum (aren’t they all) who’s heading off to work, leaving hubby to tend to the child. I took my daughter along too,…

Surprise! I’m on telly again!

Remember a few months ago when I said I’d filmed a new TVC? Well, it’s finally finished. It’s for Kinder Surprise. The campaign’s called “Give some back”. Essentially it’s trying to capture a series of little magic moments when our children (or “kinder”) surprise (or “überraschen”) us. It’s really just taking the brand name at its…

This morning I had two babies

That’s me, serenely post-partum.  I’m tempted to do a comparative study. Side-by-side stills. One of me after actually giving birth and one of me after giving birth for television. See, I’ve filmed another commercial. Can’t say much about it yet, but essentially I played a very, very new mother (as in, “new” by about a minute).…

My red-headed stepchild

Not stepchild, really. Fake child. He’s not my child at all. Apart from in this 30-second commercial: I filmed it a few weeks ago. It took two days to shoot. That’s me, out-of-focus and in the background, folding clothes. So like me. The kid, my kid, is this little flame-haired tearaway called Zach. He is…

New headshots!

A couple of weeks ago I spent a brilliant and hilarious afternoon with Kurt Sneddon at Blueprint Studios. My agent had suggested that, post baby, my “look” might be subtly different from the Girl I Used to Be, and that I might be more castable as a commercial “young mum” type. So I straightened my…

I’ve got a new hat. Also, I met Grug!

I’ve begun my foray into professional MCing. It’s surprisingly easy, actually. All I have to do is remember two things: 1) people’s names, and 2) not to swear. I’m currently MCing a three-day event at Sydney Exhibition Centre, The Baby and Toddler Show. Seeing as I’m just a little bit pregnant, I’m getting quite a…

Acting headshots

I’m a proper actor now. With real, professional headshots. Nice, huh?  They’re by Luke Stambouliah. I came by him through one of my tutors at NIDA, Erin White, who had recommended Sally Flegg. Sally’s very, very in demand and when I contacted her, she explained that I would have had to wait a couple of…