How are you getting into shape for the role?
I’ve started dance lessons already because I used to be a dancer a long time ago, but when you get older you feel like you need to do twice as much as you used to. I still danced in the audition, but it’s one thing to do it for 20 minutes, another thing eight shows a week. So I’m doing yoga, pilates and personal training.
What’s the most beautiful thing about being a mum?
Every day it is quite literally amazing the things that they do and say. I was playing with the ball with my son in the house and he goes, “This is the best day of my entire life.” My daughter is so beautiful as well. They’ve just got hearts of gold.
What was it like portraying villain Izzy on Neighbours?
Hilarious. It was so fun being the naughty one. But I don’t think I’d go back to playing her full time. I like exploring different characters and different parts of my personality.
How do you stay grounded?
The last 12 months I meditated and taught my kids to meditate. I just think that mental health, physical health and health holistically, I think it’s really important to look after yourself. If you don’t look after yourself, you can’t look after your children.