Movie fans first encountered Rachel Hurd-Wood playing Wendy Darling in P.J. Hogan's 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan. Since then the British actress has starred opposite Ben Barnes in Dorian Gray and James Purefoy in Solomon Kane, all while trying to juggle a degree in Linguistics at University College London. It was her role in this week's invasion drama Tomorrow, When The War Began that prompted her to leave education behind and concentrate full-time on acting. We caught up with Rachel to chat about John Marsden's popular box series, avoiding a "bogan" Aussie accent and bunking off lectures to go to auditions.