Miranda Otto likes men who dig holes… ahem, no comment.
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Otto has a modest role as “the freaky neighbour” in the thriller What Lies Beneath, which stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford. Since a role in The Thin Red Line, she’s been slowly joining the Australian actresses who have made their name internationally. A guest at the opening of the Brisbane International Film Festival, Otto says she was scared when she first went to Los Angeles. Scared she might become hot. “It’s very much eat you up and spit you out. I’ve heard people go ‘Oh, so and so. You remember them? They were really hot. They were up for everything. Now they can’t get a job.'”
Next up is Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings. She’s cast as Eowyn and is happy to be playing a human. “Less time in make-up,” she says with a smile.
“The breed of young American men that I see in LA are really soft. They’ve never dug a hole, never changed a tyre. They’ve been to college and they’ve studied hard and gone all right. But they’re really into that college frat boy thing …
“People respond to Australian men because they’re like men. With all their male foibles and their male strengths. I don’t know if there’s something like that with women as well. Maybe they’re a bit more natural than American women.”
She says she doesn’t envy the success of other Australian actresses, then she changes her mind: “I do feel jealous about all the beautiful clothes that Cate’s got,” she says with a laugh.
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