Jacinda Barrett

Jacinda Barrett


8/2/1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Jacinda Barrett


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Australian-born Jacinda Barrett is a model-turned-actress who began her career as a reality TV personality and worked her way to claiming international fame. She may yet to achieve superstardom as such by her fellow Aussies Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, and Nicole Kidman, but she has indeed built her…more


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    • Jacinda: The weird thing is that this is not a business where you can predict what's gonna happen and say well I've reached this level, this is what's gonna happen next. I mean you may never work again or people may respond to your work and you might be set for the rest of your life, so it's such a business of extremes that it's really hard for me to take stock of where I'm at.

    • Jacinda: (in a 2006 interview) I've never watched the box office of things until recently when I realized how much money it makes also has a massive bearing on the actors because no matter how great your movie is if it doesn't make a lot of money it doesn't help you in the long run. But I try not to get into all that stuff because it's really zero I can do about it.

    • Jacinda: (after having her first baby) It's amazing. Just seeing her everyday, you know... She's just started smiling, and it's just the simplest thing, a smile.

    • Jacinda: Living in different cultures helped me work out who I was going to be, separate from where I came from.

    • Jacinda: (about preferring drama over comedy) I prefer drama; I think character-driven drama is my favorite kind of stuff to go watch and I like being challenged by that kind of stuff in that way.

    • Jacinda: (on having different movie projects) I think it's nice to have really diverse material in different genres, and I think it shows that you have a range and you're willing to put yourself out there.

    • Jacinda: I think marriage gets a negative rap, but I found it to be one of the most profound, fantastic experiences of my life.

    • Jacinda: (on the secret to love) Know that the person you wake up with everyday isn't the same person you married. That person keeps changing. Know that and accept that.

    • Jacinda: (on doing the water scenes in the movie Poseidon) Growing up in Australia you're always around water, so you learn to swim before you can walk. You're thrown in there… It's almost more important than walking. So yeah, that helped me, doing the water scenes.

    • Jacinda: (on losing her Australian accent) I'm losing my Aussie accent. It's sad. I grew up in Brisbane, but I've been away so long - I was 17 when I left Australia. I went to Europe, Japan - but I didn't lose my accent until I had to play an American in so many films. And then I married an American, which probably has something to do with it. So now it's practically gone. I have to go back and live in Australia and get it back!

    • Jacinda: (on her pilot licence & adventurous spirit) I have my pilot licence. Just for single-engined planes. I have an adventurous spirit. I can take a passenger but those planes are so small - they only take up to six people at the most. My husband doesn't like it so much, but I'll get him up there one day.

  • She changes her accent like I change my jeans!

    I love her in Zero Hour. I was really put off when ABC cancelled the show mid season. So glad to see it back for the summer. Hope it stays around this time! I love the twists and turns we have to go through. And the surprises! I can't say enough....
  • Very sweet girl with good taste and is even more attractive in person.

    When working with Jacinda she is just as busy as any oscar winning actress but still takes the tim eto be kind to those around her. I managed to talk with her very briefly and found her to be very considerate. She treated me well and I cannot emphasize how beautiful she is in person. Unfortunately my time with lasted a femto second but I am glad I had the opportunity. With a dazzeling smile and polite demeanor she stole my heart and left my pining away in a matter of a second, with that attitude I have reason to believe that she will go far and continue to perform well for her adoring fans.moreless