Everyone on this red carpet loves Puberty Blues.
Ashleigh: Aww. There wasn’t really a weak link in the production. It was amazing.
You and Brenna had such a natural chemistry, which I know has gone on to real life. Do you guys get to see each other often? I know it’s hard with your schedules.
Ashleigh: I saw her for the first time yesterday since filming Puberty Blues because we’ve been working different projects and I’ve been overseas.
[Brenna Harding joins]
You look very cute today, who are you wearing?
Brenna: This is Topshop! With some lovely Tiffany and Co.
Ashleigh: And I keep forgetting but I’m pretty sure I’m in — what is it? Trelise Cooper. And Bianca Spencer. And [to Brenna] can you check my tag? George Gross.
How was getting ready for the AACTAs?
Brenna: It was fun! But totally nerve-racking. I’ve been nervous the whole time. Ash is just sitting there just chilling out, like, ‘Calm down, it’s no big deal!’
Are you looking forward to seeing or meeting anyone inside?
Brenna: [Director] Glendyn [Ivin]. I’m so excited to see Glendyn.
Ashleigh: Yeah, all the people we haven’t seen for a long time. But all the industry creatives are so inspiring. It’s so exciting to be in the same environment as that.
Any scoop on your characters for season two?
Brenna: I’ve been given two pretty nice boards and been told to catch some waves.
Ashleigh: I know zero. I’m doing two shows at once so I don’t know how involved I’ll be, but I hope I am because I love Puberty Blues.
You always seem to be doing a lot of jobs at the same time.
Ashleigh: This one’s [Brenna] doing school. She just came from school.
Brenna: I went to school this morning!
Ashleigh: She came in and got her makeup done in her school uniform. She said, ‘I’ve just come from climbing a tree with a paper bag on my head.’
Brenna: [Laughs] I had peer support. I was looking after the little Year Sevens. We did a blindfold game and they made me climb a tree.
Has school changed for you since the show?
Brenna: You know, the kids haven’t changed that much, but the teachers! They’re greeting me in the corridor and they knew I was coming today because they saw it in the Telegraph.