-It must be so — I feel like
every time you promote the show, it’s just the heaviest clip
that gets played. -It is. Yeah. -It’s such a relief, I think,
not just to me but everybody else to be like,
“Oh, you’re okay.” -Yes, I’m okay. I can smile. -You wear other colors
in real life. -I do. I wear gold.
-You wear gold. Because for the very few people
that don’t watch the show, you really just wear
this color green the whole time. And, I mean, there’s a lot of
different nice looks, but it’s always the same —
the same green. Have you found now
that that green — You’ve had to take that out of
your personal wardrobe? -I definitely have had
to take that out of my personal wardrobe. It has ruined me forever. I actually tried to buy
that color recently. I went to Free People,
the clothing store, and I was trying on a top
in front of my husband. And he said,
“You can’t buy that. It looks like Serena Joy.”
-Yeah. And I said,
“No, but it’s really nice. Like, I really want to buy it.” And I bought it, and now it is
in the giveaway pile at my home. -Yeah. I can certainly
understand that your husband would be the one
that would most want you not to look like Serena Joy,
because then he’s like, “Then I’m the husband,
and that’s a bad look for me.” The finale, I should
point out — it’s airing — You can watch it right now, because we’re technically — We’re on tomorrow.
-Yes. -It’s very —
My life’s very hard. I’m always, like,
a little bit in the future. And, obviously,
it’s a very intense show. One of the things that you also
have, other than your wardrobe, is — you are playing
a character who no longer has a pinkie, for reasons
I don’t want to go into. Not a household accident,
though. But you — You wear —
So, this must be strange. So, you wear a fake pinkie
on the show. Obviously, your real one’s here.
Is it strange — Thank God. Is that strange? Are there times that you’re,
like, wearing that that you forget — I don’t know what I’m even trying
to ask now. I’ve never played
anyone missing anything, yeah. -Well, I do — I walk off set
with that all the time. The props guy, Mike,
is always running after me, going, “Give me the finger!” But I forget I’m wearing it. Then I go to wash my hands, and
then I realize it’s on there. It does get very uncomfortable,
though, after a while. -I can imagine.
-Yes. Yes. -If you were method…
-I would cut it off. -You have a 10-month-old. We were talking backstage.
-I have a 10-month-old. -And I can’t imagine what it
must have been like to do this show
not only pregnant, but then, you were saying,
you had to go back six weeks after
you had your child. Was that — Did that —
I mean, I can’t — The show must be
intense to begin with, whether you’re a parent or not,
but to have one and to go back to that show,
was it hard? Was it a mind [bleep]
for lack of a better word? Yeah.
-It was. You know, we were shooting
very long hours. I had sort of banked up all of
my scenes because I was so late to the game. They had already
started shooting. So it was all Serena Joy
scenes back-to-back. And so I would go to set and
be miserable Serena and then go back
to my trailer every hour to breast-feed my baby. So it was totally
crazy making — -Yeah.
-Yeah. -I heard that your daughter
spends a lot of time with your mother and has picked up
some mannerisms — -My son.
-Your son. Excuse me. Your son. I spent so much time thinking
about the pinkie. At least I got that right. At least I wasn’t, “You’re missing
an index finger.” So, your son spends a lot of
time with his grandmother… -Yes. -…and his picked up
some of her mannerisms. -He has. Yes. My mom — when she would,
you know, accidentally drop something
or he would drop something, she started to make an
exaggerated effort noise like, “uhhhh,” and then pick
the thing up, and my son started doing it now. So every time he drops something
or if he thinks — or if he wants something
to be picked up, he just stares at us
and goes, “Uhhhh!” -I love that people who don’t
know him are gonna be like, “Does that kid
have a bad back already?” You have a film coming out,
as well, “Angel of Mine.” Now, this is one you did
back in Australia. -Mm-hmm. -And another fantastic
Australian actor, Jacki Weaver, was here, and she
was saying that, you know, she’s done so many films
in the States and so much television here
that when she goes back, she actually has trouble doing her native Australian accent. Was that the case
for you, as well? -Yes. I’m glad I’m not
the only one, ’cause I always feel like
a bit of a weirdo. I feel so un-Australian
saying that. It’s harder to do
the Australian accent now than it is the American one. So, I’ve spent 12 years here,
and most of my roles — In fact, all of them except
for three have been in an American accent of some
kind, so when I go back home, it’s awkward to get
the note from the director, “Oh, you have to do that again because you sounded
a little bit American.” It’s shameful.
-Yeah. But I feel like, you know,
maybe it reflects badly on the accent in general that
people who grew up with it can forget it, you know? -The Australian accent?
-Yeah. Well, I’m like,
maybe it’s not a natural way for humans to talk. -Maybe not. -Thank you so much
for being here. I really appreciate it.
-Thank you. -Congrats on the show.
Yvonne Strahovski, everybody.