Quoting Teresa

“I have to not take myself too seriously and I have to realise that if it is meant to be, it will be.”

“My very favourite thing about Mother’s Day is that it’s a particular day to be celebrated. There are so many incredible mothers out there.”

“I do feel incredibly blessed in my life. I’ve been given amazing opportunities in my life and even when I’m tired, like right now, I try not to lose sight of all the blessings in my life. I’m enjoying it. It’s what I’ve always dreamed of doing. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to the point in my life where I feel like ‘I’ve made it’. But right now I’m happy with where things are at and hopefully it will continue to grow.”

“Life is way too short to be focused on scales, weight and cellulite. If you can look in the mirror and know that you’re a beautiful, loving, friendly person who’s good to people, that’ll ultimately make you shine on the outside.”

“I love to challenge myself.”

“If you’re being true to who you are, and the things you believe in, that is so attractive to me.”

“I’m a workaholic, I always try to fill my time with projects.”

“I think, for me anyway, music and film is where you can really transport yourself to another universe.”

“In real life, I’m always in tracksuits, and I never wear makeup.”

“I love being able to help and encourage my friends and I try to inspire them as they do me.”

“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.”

“There aren’t a lot of movie star males around my age that I can play opposite.”

“I’m not really sure what the psychology is, but for me, I’m interested in it because it’s such a juxtaposition to what is going on in my life with a newborn, as you can see. So because of that juxtaposition I’m really fascinated by it, but I’m equally terrified by it, and I think that diving in it makes me feel safer as a woman and a mother for some reason.”

“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 think Aussies try to stay humble.”

“I came from rather humble beginnings.”

“I’ve been incredibly blessed.”

“I try to get back to Australia as much as possible.”

“I haven’t met everyone from all different cultures, but I do know Aussies are very tough.”

“I feel like if I ever got into some sort of rumble on the street, I will actually be able to defend myself.”

“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.”

“I can walk around relatively anonymously.”

“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’d always dreamt of acting but, in Adelaide, we don’t have exposure to the opportunities that make stardom a possibility.”

“Obviously I don’t have a stylist for everyday stuff, but for a premiere or something usually the studio will hire someone.”

“Kids are really cruel.”