Luke Bracey: I never thought I'd end up in Summer Bay, let alone Hollywood, but I'm very grateful! You were close to going into sport or construction but a chance opportunity saw you audition for Home And Away – tell us about that!
I originally wanted to be a professional rugby union or league player. I went to school with a guy whose father was a TV producer and he randomly asked me to audition for something.
I read the script, which I thought was hilarious and full of heart. I'd never done a rom-com before – let alone comedy – which was terrifying, but I like a challenge. I always try to make different types of movies and explore different genres to push my boundaries.
I don't prefer one over the other. They're different, and I enjoy them both immensely. With drama, there's an intensity that I really love but doing a rom-com was an amazing experience because I just went to work and laughed all day. It's fun and warm. I feel lucky I've been able to do both. I love being able to make different kinds of movies.
I didn't know what to expect, and I think that worked in my favour. Since I've been acting, I've just kept one foot in front of the other, so I didn't have expectations of what Hollywood was like. I just kind of let it happen, and I think that was the best way.
Personally for me, I love my job. I stay out of the Hollywood scene and that's the only way I stay sane and normal through all of this.
There isn't one favourite because I've been fortunate to work with so many amazing people. I loved working with Pierce Brosnan.