Happy Birthday: Abbey Lee

abbeylee.jpgHappy Birthday actor Abbey Lee

Born: Abbey Lee Kershaw
June 12, 1987 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

QUOTES:

Well, I’ve always swung both ways, so it’s a bit different for me. I don’t call myself bisexual: I’m just experimental. I was always looking for somebody to sweep me off my feet, but then I got bored after two months and was on to the next.

(on her tattoos) I’ve got one on the palm of my hand, a peace sign on my finger, a little owl, and two new ones on the side of my stomach. I had them done in white ink so I can still model – it means they’re invisible.
(on her piercings and tattoos) I find the pain fascinating. I enjoy putting myself through it, which is weird because I’m scared of needles.

It probably comes from when I was four and dying of meningitis and had to have two spinal taps. I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumour on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.

(on her pet lizard) A lizard is a perfect pet for a model. They only need feeding once a fortnight. And I’m always travelling, so it’s perfect. If I had a dog, it would drop dead of starvation.

I once wet myself in bed and my boyfriend at the time woke up wet through. I’ve done all kinds of embarrassing things like that, but there’s no room for embarrassment or shame, life’s just one big joke. It’s because I have no sense of shame that I’m always willing to give things a go: I’ve ridden horses naked into the sea, I’ve climbed rocks, all kinds of things. That’s why I do this job. I’m always looking for the next door to open.

(on her tattoos and piercings) Let’s just say, if I weren’t a model, I’d be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that’s aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating.

[asked if she is going after romantic comedy roles] No never. I have a lot of interest in doing ethereal characters in big, wild, creative films and then I also have a lot of interest in playing raw, emotionally-driven characters with heart and soul. To do rom-coms and be the girl-next-door is just not–I just don’t want to spend my time doing something I’m not overly passionate about and right now in this moment in my life I don’t think you’re gonna see me in those. And who knows, I might in 10 years time decide that I think I’m funny and cute (laughs).

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