I grew up in Sydney, Australia, and I started doing acting classes when I was in eighth grade.
The most surprising thing - and the thing I really didn't think I would have an opportunity to do when I was younger - was I didn't realize the kind of roles I would be able to play. I thought it would be, like, two lines here, the joke.
It's just so hard growing up: you go through things, especially acting - I go to a different set every couple of months, and you meet an entirely new group of people that are around you 24/7. It's not an easy situation to go into when you're a shy person.
I've been lucky enough to play lots of real women - flawed, strong, independent women - and I love it.
The cool thing about being different in this industry is that you get different roles; you aren't pigeonholed the same way.
The only thing is, I'm terrified of horror movies. I'm scared - I'm admitting it! I mean, I would still do a horror movie; I just probably wouldn't be able to watch it.