'The Slap's Essie Davis: 'I don't want to be famous'
The 42-year-old Australian actress, who played Anouk in acclaimed ABC drama series The Slap and is now appearing as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, said that she loves her job but likes being anonymous.
Davis told The Age: "I never said I wanted to be a movie star. I want to have the great roles that move people profoundly. I want to have the choice and be given the opportunity to play those roles and unfortunately, fame plays a huge part in that.
"I'm incredibly ambitious, but I feel I've got a fantastic career and I love the anonymity. I love that no one knows who I am. I don't know if I want to walk down the street and have everyone staring. I think that would be awful. I'm a pretty shy person, really."
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Davis has been married to Snowtown director Justin Kurzel since 1996. She described their life with their twins as a "mad dash", because they are constantly "trying to all stay together in the same place".
She added: "What I really, really would like right now is to just be at home and be a housewife for a few months. But I can't not audition for the great roles. Just in case."
Both Kurzel's murder film Snowtown and Davis's drama The Slap dominated at this year's AACTA Awards.
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