Palmer at the 2012 Australia premiere of Wish You Were Here
|Born||Teresa Mary Palmer
26 February 1986
Adelaide, South Australia
|Residence||Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actress, model, writer, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Mark Webber (m. 2013)|
I always have those feelings – lucky and blessed – and I don't know if they'll ever go away. I really hope they don't, as I think it keeps you grounded. That's how I feel about every film I do.
I was so dorky up until I was about 14 or 15 and started to get a little bit cooler, but I was a socks and sandals girl. I would wear big frilly socks with sandals and all the kids would tease me.
The nerds are my favourite sort of boys – any guy with a passion – whether it be physics or film or writing or poetry even, I think it's super sweet and it's very attractive for a female.
As a producer you have creative control, and that's what is so exciting about it. At the end of the day, if you have made a film it's totally your responsibility, and if it works it's your responsibility and if it doesn't it's also your responsibility.
I had the best of both worlds when I was a kid. I'd spend a quiet week with my mum, then I'd go to my dad's property in the Adelaide Hills, where there were all these kids and animals running around.
I can't speak for anyone else, but in my case, I sort of fell into acting.
I feel like if I ever got into some sort of rumble on the street, I will actually be able to defend myself.
I think that Americans find the Australian humour and the energy of Australians very refreshing – we are quite self-deprecating, we're light-hearted and can have a laugh.
I haven't met everyone from all different cultures, but I do know Aussies are very tough.
Obviously I don't have a stylist for everyday stuff, but for a premiere or something usually the studio will hire someone.
As actors we give so much of ourselves away so I like to keep my personal life to myself.
I was thrown in the deep end at 18 when I got cast in a movie that I didn't audition for. The director just sort of found me and put me in a film, so the decision was really made for me.
I know my parents are really proud of me, and they think I've become successful, so that's nice, but there's still so much I want to achieve in my life.
I love zombie films like Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later' – I thought it was so brilliantly done and so grounded in reality. I was definitely thrust into the zombie world watching that film.
There aren't a lot of movie star males around my age that I can play opposite.
I think, for me anyway, music and film is where you can really transport yourself to another universe.
I'd always dreamt of acting but, in Adelaide, we don't have exposure to the opportunities that make stardom a possibility.