by | February 17, 2016

Australian actress Tamzen Hayes is a serious babe and a cat lover too which gets her extra points.  We caught up with her to chat all things acting, music and fashion…

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What was your break into the acting industry?

I have always known its what i wanted to pursue, its like a calling. Its something, i think, you have to want so badly because its such a hard industry to be a part of. I studied Acting in New York and Melbourne before getting my agent here in Melbourne. I worked hard for it and i have to keep working hard to keep it. There’s no finish line with Acting training. I still go to classes and see voice teachers because I want to keep all the skills active.

What are you working on at the moment?  

Between auditioning I like to write. Im currently writing a short film with help from the girls I wrote the web series ‘ We Are Not Real People’ with. Writing is the best way to keep me inspired and to be constantly working on a project instead of just sitting and waiting for the phone to ring with an audition or job.

Who’s your guilty pleasure most played?

Adele. She’s a great one to sing your lungs out to in the safety of your car.

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What’s the last thing you listened to?

You can usually find me surrounded by other people talking on podcasts. I just finished the lasted episode of The Dollop. A comedy American history podcast.

What item of clothing can’t you live without? 

Black boots. I usually wear the same pair until the soles have worn away and I wonder why bits of gravel end up in my socks.

What items do you make sure you pack on tour? 

My journal.

Who is your style icon and why? 

I flip between wanting to be bright and loudly patterned like the character Fran Fine from The Nanny and wanting to be sleek and monotone like Kendall Jenner. Its a tough decision.

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Where do you look for fashion inspiration? 

Film and TV because you can see so many different looks, eras and stylised reality. Some of my favourites at the moment are early seasons of FRIENDS (with all the short skirts and denim overalls) and Sienna Miller in Factory Girl.

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why? 

High waisted everything.

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be? 

Solange in her Losing You film clip. Its like a pastel wonderland.

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Quick Fire…

Leather or denim?  Leather

Tattoos or no tattoos? Tattoos

Heels or flats? Heels

Red lips or nude lips? Red

Instagram or Twitter? Instagram

Kylie or Kendall? Kylie

Rock or rap? Rock

Rihanna or Beyoncé? Beyonce

Festivals or clubs? Festivals

Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza

Music or food? Music

Beach or pool? Beach

Dogs or cats? Cats

Nights out or nights in? Nights in – I’m such a homebody. I miss my kitten if I’m out too much.

Gold or silver? Gold

Maxi or mini? Mini

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Wanna know more?  Follow her on Instagram @missthayes