everyone likes to mold you and change
you. I don't care about fame,
I don't care about being a celebrity.
that's part of the job,
but I don't feed into anyone's idea
of who I should be.
did waitress and I was not great,
but I loved
it. I loved it because I love interacting
and I love food.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner - all those
things combined. I liked my job,
but I was a bit klutzy and forgetful.
so much, I don't know how you can follow
that I have today has come from Friends.
I will always love it, and no other job
will compare to it. No one can say they'll
never go back to doing that ever, that would
But right now I feel
like I've done it; I've spent 15 years doing
it and I'm excited
to venture into this new arena.
paint for myself. I dont know how
to do anything else, anyway. Also I have
to earn my living, and occupy myself. I
think that all human actions are designed
to seduce, to please.
get about 60-70 letters a day from staff.
As a leader,
my main job
is to motivate
them so they can go home and be proud of
I want to hear from staff on the front line,
so to speak. My notebook is never far away.
usually has about a shelf life
of ten years before people
get sick of seeing you. It's a good
thing to have a job
to fall back on and I really do enjoy
are the captains of the ship, and it's your
as the lead
actor to make sure that the rest of
the cast understand
that by doing whatever he says.
to have alone time.
However, that's the first thing that goes
on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because
of my job,
I have to find the time to do it. At least
that's the way my mind sees it.
10, 12 hours a day living in your own sweat
that's a hard
thing to get used to.... At one point
I mentioned to the physiotherapist that
it was the third day in a row my urine was
dark brown. And he was like, ''Man, you've
got to bring that stuff up with me sooner.
You're clinically dehydrated and your body
is starting to eat its own muscle tissue.''
But to me, I'm just doing my job,
which is going into the ring and doing what
the director asked me to do.
is that when you make a movie
it's something you have to live
with forever. It's not a job
I take lightly.
think its a real danger, as an actor,
when you try to make some statement through
about what the business
should be doing or ultimately what your
image should be or how you want to be perceived.
I look at every project that comes along
and say, Is this something I can sink
my teeth into and can do a good
on? Thats really how I choose
always want to do a good
and hopefully, I won't be in something that
looks and feels
like I'm in over my head. But without really
knowing, I think a lot of the instincts
you have doing
comedy are really the same for doing
drama, in that it's essentially about listening.
The way I approach comedy, is you have to
to everything as if it's a dramatic role,
meaning you play it straight.
love making my own money and not having
to get anything from my parents. It's a
fun job, and I love it. It's nice to make
your own living and do your own thing.
hold an umbrella over you and would you
like some water? And it's all very, very
nice. And of course as a producer,
that's my job
to say that to everybody else. So it takes
a little getting used to, to sort of reverse
everything you have become accustomed to.
But at the end of the day, it's kind of
nice to have had a lot more control
over what you are doing.
don't know how oftenbut I'm continually
saying, "I'm a professional" and
"I've been doing this since I was born."
I was born into it, and my apprenticeship's
been 38 years, and I seem to be going on
and on about that. I'm doing it all the
in the field, and it's John's [John Stainton,
Steve's producer] job
to edit it up and make sure that it's a
medium of how often it's said or when it's
saidbecause what I'm doing is more
than a stick of dynamite. You know, you
can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you
touch a venomous snake it'll turn around
and bite you and kill
you so fast it's not even funny.
had a heck of a job
keeping the fear
factor down during the main croc capture.
Even my own daughter
was intimidated by the croc stuff. When
we watched it at the premiere a few weeks
ago, she ran up and sat on my lap, just
to keep in contact because she wasn't sure
what was going to happen to me.
like I'm Mad's mum
and I happen to have a good
as an actor
and I feel grateful for that. Mad fits into
I take him everywhere. I want him to understand
and be open to different
bet I'm hated
around the world
for having to kiss this guy.
My husband would say to me: `What are you
doing today honey' and I'd say `Oh, I'm
on a bridge' The next day `Oh I'm kissing
Brad in the car or someplace'. It was a
but somebody had to do it. We had a lot
I'd love to do another movie
with him in a different connotation. Maybe
don't think I can call myself
yet. I just don't think
level is that high. I hope
that with every job
better. But until I'm good,
I can say I'm trying to be an actor, but
I don't think I've completely made it.
is a tough
are your rivals, it really puts a damper
on your perspective of other girls.
have got to see the job
don't like to spend money,
I rather save it. Modeling
is a very uncertain profession
and you never know
how tomorrow is going to be.
say I'm a coal miner. Now, that's a tough
you go into the mines, you don't get that
all day long, and after 20 years you catch
black lung disease. If I were a coal miner
and if I didn't like it, I'd pick up a newspaper
and say, 'What area of the country is doing
Is it Seattle? Is it New
York City?' I'd get my ass moving to
that area and I'd get a job that I like
came to watch my friends. I was sitting
there in the crowd when the agent from Perth
came over. I didn't even want to enter,
it was a bit of chance. I was so shocked
when I got my first job.