Can I asked who you’re wearing?
I had a feeling it might be him!
[Laughs] Yeah it’s becoming a bit of a signature.
You’re presenting tonight. Can you say anything about that and if there will be any surprises?
Things change all the time. I’ve been to awards show where it’s like, ‘You’re presenting this, with this person,’ and then you get there and it’s changed. As far as I’m aware I’m presenting best new actor in a drama and best script in television. And with Dan Wylie, too, I believe, who’s a ratbag! So that will be fun — God knows what he’ll do when we’re up there!
I heard that you loved Puberty Blues — what else did you love this year?
Do you know what? I am just full of shame to admit that I haven’t seen The Sapphires. It’s just a travesty. I actually have the disc at home but I haven’t been still long enough to watch it. But every single person I know who has seen it has raved about it and it’s all anyone is talking about tonight. So I’d love to see them getting a nod of acknowledgement as well.
What are your plans for the next year? I know you’re based here, but you’re also overseas a lot.
Mainly Australia now. I do travel but I’m not as based overseas as I used to be. I have a lot coming up with L’Oréal and David Jones, which is exciting, especially around March. And I think working on Mad Max gave me an affirmation that this [acting] is something I really enjoy. So it’s just a case of trying to fit it in with everything else, and find the right projects too. It doesn’t have to be a big Hollywood blockbuster, it doesn’t have to be a big international film. It’s more about the story that I want to tell, the character, and the people that you work with. It’s a mixture of things. And that’s really hard, to get it all in the right place. I definitely don’t want to do a film or TV series just for the sake of doing it. I think it’s got to be the right decision.