You feel the pressure of going to university because you need a back-up plan, which is why I enrolled.
Like, Australians definitely don't walk around dressed up in blackface going, 'Ha-ha.'
In Australia, I'm built up as this comedy hero, which was never my intention.
I feel really qualified to write about Australia.
Australia has a thing where apparently it's fine for me to dress up as an Asian woman. No one has questioned that.
I'm definitely attracted to the idea of people that have these big aspirations that the audience know might never happen, but they're lost in them.
I'm so independent in writing stuff and controlling what I do. Sometimes I get calls from people asking to be in their movie, but I'm always writing or editing, and I can never get around to doing it. I'm so much more interested in my own stuff. I think I drive my agent crazy.
Films do seem prestigious and glamorous, but when you create something, you want people to see it. TV still reaches so many more people; it still really appeals to me.
When no one knows you, and you're just trying to break into stuff, it's so good because you can write whatever you want and just say it; it's just between you and the audience. There's no process or worrying about anyone else interfering with what you're doing.
I don't like to analyze what I do too much, but I certainly never meet a single person and say, 'You're the next character.' People think that's what I do. They also think that I sit down and observe and try to imitate random people. I've never done that at all.
I like playing all sorts of ages and genders.
It takes me ages to write stuff.
If you over-think, it affects things too much; I work instinctively, like painting in a way. Think too much, and you ruin everything.
I would love to play a British character one day. My accent wavers between Scottish and Irish very easily, though.
I didn't do very well academically; I was always in the bottom class.
I was sure 'Summer Heights High' would be a cult ABC thing; I had no idea it would be such a big hit.
You can't get any better than TV on HBO, ABC and BBC3.