Yvonne Strahovski > Appearance > 2014 > News Australia
How do you feel about the way the media covered the hacking story?
Well, it’s a fine line between reporting on something that’s happened versus exploiting something that’s happened at the expense of people’s privacy. The bottom line is it’s a criminal act and these people are invading people’s privacy.
What compelled you to put out that quite classy response on social media?
Actors are public figures and when you’re put in that unfortunate position you sort of do feel like you need to say something. I think people appreciated it.
Will you be catching up with family here in Australia?
My whole family lives in Poland so it’s just Mum and Dad here in Sydney so it’s nice to see them. I haven’t seen Mum for a year and a half.
Congratulations on Astronauts Wives Club.
It’s a ten part miniseries which is really great. It’s a real lady, her name is Rene Carpenter and she was the wife of (Scott Carpenter, Mercury astronaut) back in the 60s. I’ll be in New Orleans for five months (shooting). I’ve read the first three episodes and I love the writing.
And it’s not an action role …
No guns! I’m really excited by that.
How do you think you went as a female Jack Bauer?
It was a bit of pressure. You’re going up against an extremely established character and they’ve clearly written the role to be a match for him so I felt I had to come in very prepared and ready to go with some strength and some balls as this character. I think in the end the chemistry was pretty good.
What do you know about the 24 movie?
There are rumours … I think it’s something that gets talked about because journalists always pose the question and so we have to answer something.
And talking of rumours the producers are considering casting you as the lead in a 24 spin-off …
Never say never. I take things moment by moment. That’s the only way you can navigate a career. I don’t’ know, you never know whether they’re serious or not, we’ll see.
I understand you used to be addicted to sugar?
Yes (laughs) One day as a kid I tried chocolate and fell in love. It went beyond your regular chocolate sugary addiction, I mean I could eat a litre of Nutella a week easily and on top of that packets of Tim Tams and boxes of chocolate. I finally decided to go cold turkey. It’s been four years now and it’s just dramatically improved my skin, my energy, everything.
How did you start surfing in your new home town of Malibu?
I’m embarrassed to say I grew up scared of the ocean and the water. I was heading down to the beach with a girlfriend and she insisted I meet her other two girlfriends who are surfer girls … and the next thing I’m go I’ll just give it a go for fun. The second I felt that feeling of standing up and catching an actual wave I was hooked. It’s just a great feeling.
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