What Are You Reading At The Moment?
I'm reading a novel called The Bus On Thursday by one of my favourite writer/directors Shirley Barrett. It's described as Bridget Jones meets the Exorcist In Twin Peaks. And I'm a sucker for a tonal mash up. She wrote and directed one of my all time favourite Australian films, Love Serenade, if you haven't seen it you must, it's a perfect isolation film.
What Are You Watching?
I really love Unorthodox and now I'm rewatching Succession cause it's such an outstanding piece of art and my talented friend Sarah Snook stars in it.
What Are You Listening To?
I love the Spotify playlist Beirut: Zach Condon's Weekly Picks, I'm a huge fan of the band but I love listening to his influences which range from Balkan bass to Francophone singers, it's such a deliciously eclectic mix!
What Have You Been Scrolling Through?
I'm addicted to RIXO for great dresses and I love everything made by Aje. Little White Lies for my brain (reviews and critiques) Nowness for my eyes (a visual hit of stimulation) and Aquarium Drunkard for my ears (all things music).
What Have You Discovered Since Staying At Home?
I've been working my way through Ottolenghi's free recipes on The Guardian website. One of my favourite things to do on my weekends in London (when I was working on Killing Eve) was to read his column in bed with a cup of tea. So far my favourite has been his spicy mushroom lasagna.
What Are You Mastering While Staying At Home?
I'm getting really good at 80s aerobics thanks to my friend Shannon Dooley's retro sweat VHS classes. Anyone can join and they are free, she funds the incredible design world she creates all by donation. It's a very uplifting experience doing her classes. This weeks theme was Barbie!
What Items Are Making Staying In Joyful For You?
My beautiful friend Lauren sent me a Mecca gift pack, including my favourite fig tree Diptyque candle. I light it when I have to read scripts at night and it makes me feel like I've created a special place to be working.
Is There One Thing You Try To Make Time For Everyday?
Weirdly, for someone whose job is storytelling I don't actually love reading kids bedtime stories to my 4-year-old (I know it's shameful!) But...I love being read stories, so we watch Zindzi Okenyo read us bedtime stories on her Insta TV. She's such an awesome presence and a great actress so it's much more fun with a professional doing all the voices. Our favourite one so far has been If I were Prime Minister by Robin Feiner.
What Have You Been Reflecting On During This Time?
At 5pm every day my parents (who live in Sorrento on the Gold Coast) and my 4-year-old walk down to their pier and feed the fish and swans while having a G&T, chips and dips. It feels like a very special moment every day to cherish our quality time together. With no pressure to do anything but be connected and appreciate our love for one another.