This Aussie is taking the acting world one kickass role at a time.

Whether you know her from 24: Live Another Day, or recognise her from Dexter, one thing’s certain: Yvonne Strahovski is smashing it.

We caught up with the Australian actress while she was in Sydney to talk spinoff rumours, sexism in the biz and how she really feels about Vegemite.

You got to play a bit of a badass in 24: Live Another Day. What was that like in comparison to the other characters you’ve played?
It was pretty incredible. I knew that the writers had written that role to be a female character that went head to head with Jack Bauer, so in a way I was becoming the female Jack Bauer and really felt like I had to come prepared to this job with a certain amount of strength for Kate Morgan and confidence. She has an impulsive streak as well, so it was a lot of different character traits, but there was definitely a little pressure to go head to head with Keifer’s character.

You’ve played some really strong characters in your time. Are there any that you miss in particular?
I have very sentimental and nostalgic memories of the characters that I’ve played. I’ve poured my heart and soul into them when I’m working on them. I think a lot of them have been quite intense, so it’s a little intense working on them. It can be a little bit stressful when you’re in that zone, and you have to be. Especially with 24: Live Another Day, it’s an ongoing process. There are 12 episodes, there’s not just one script, you’re getting them every week and it’s an ongoing thought process and continuous work.

Your character is so popular, there’s been rumours saying that she’s going to get her own spin off. Is there any truth to that?
I’m certainly not the one to answer that because I’m not the head of the studio or the network, so I don’t know. I know that obviously it’s been a very successful franchise and it was incredibly successful throughout the eight years that it was on telly, then it had the four year break and then we came back with Live Another Day when I joined the show. I guess it was a really nice surprise to see how well it was received and how well it rated, because you just really never know. It’s not like a lot of people do something like this, where they bring back a show after four years of silence. It was almost in a way some kind of an experiment, I think. It was really positive to hear all the positive feedback.

What kind of role would you like to tackle next?
I mean, there’s something in the works that I can’t quite talk about just yet, which is something that I’m really excited about! It’s sort of a period piece, a different era, so that will be really exciting. I’d love to keep exploring different genres and I feel like I’ve been lucky enough to have done that so far, in theatre and film and television and it would be great to do a classic love story one day, maybe go back to some Shakespeare in theatre.

What’s something you’ll never do again?

I quit eating sugar four years ago, cane sugar and corn syrup and all that stuff, so maybe I’ll never eat sugar again. But maybe when I’m 105, because I’m going to live until I’m 105, and I’m on my death bed I might just eat a jar of Nutella one more time.

Being an Aussie, are there any slang words that you find don’t translate in LA?
Yes, words like ice block, slippery dip, capsicum. Just words in general, Aussieisms. I don’t use them anymore because when I’m there, they barely understand you with an Australian accent. Often when I’m on the phone ordering a food delivery I just go into my American accent because it’s just easier than the other person on the line going, “I’m sorry, what? Excuse me? I didn’t catch that.” You think, I’m just going to be America.

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