Bella Heathcote in November 2012
27 May 1987
I have a bit of a lava lamp fetish. They are kind of hideous, but there is something so therapeutic about them.
I'd say the majority of my friends are Australians, although I have some good American friends, but I think with Aussies, we just get it. We don't take each other too seriously, which is a relief.
I like giving music-themed gifts. I've given a couple of music documentaries to boys. Especially if they don't have the same taste as me, I try to infiltrate their mind with my favourite bands.
I think for me, home needs to be a sanctuary. I need to feel like I've escaped the day when I get home.
All on-set kisses are weird, no matter who it is, especially with people standing around coughing and sneezing. It's very uncomfortable!
I did dancing and singing when I was little, and then when I was 12 years old my friends were taking speech and drama at school. They were private lessons, and I started doing that. Over the years everyone else dropped out and I just kept going. I loved it.
I collect skulls; I think that a beautiful skull is a really good gift for a guy.
You know, he's a bit of a rock star, but I think he's consciously learnt how to make people feel comfortable around him. Because otherwise, how could anyone act opposite him? The whole time you'd be thinking, 'My god, it's Johnny Depp!'
All my stuff is men's fashion. It's always oversized shirts, boyfriend blazers and trousers.
I was a huge nerd in high school. Sure, I socialized – but I was definitely a nerd.
I think there is something about L.A., fortunately: once you get one role people think, 'Oh well, someone employed her, so maybe we can.' I mean, that's my idea of it, anyway. 'She can put one foot in front of the other and say a line.'