In the 11 months since she was photographed kissing her co-star Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lisa McCune has repeatedly refused to comment on her personal life.
Bryce Corbett interviewed Lisa, 42, in the July issue of The Weekly and while the status of her marriage, not to mention the status of her highly-publicised romance, remained off limits, Lisa willingly reflected on her state of mind.
"When you have kids, you start to realise that time goes very quickly," she says. "They become a measure of time for you because they grow so quickly. And you reach a point when you realise that you have to do in life what you have to do because it goes quickly. And you need to grab it and run with it — be brave with it.
"Because we can forget as parents. We can easily slip into a different mode. But I want to be brave for my kids so hopefully they can be proud of me one day."
"I love the industry I work in and I love my children. But time is my enemy. You wake up one day and say, 'Hey, I'm chewing up time here. I've got to get out there and achieve'. I just want to use every second. I don't want to sit there thinking, 'I wish I had done this', or 'I wish I had tried that'."
And while she is trying to live her life to ensure she has no regrets, Lisa admitted she was stung by the breathless tabloid coverage of her unfolding personal situation.
"People can be so vicious," she says. "I have been on the receiving end of that for the first time and it's full on. It's okay, though. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. But it does make you shut the doors."
Read more of this story in the July issue of The Australian Women's Weekly.