Matt: They (his parents) taught me a sense of honesty, particularly my mum. She's very upfront. I remember the opening night of Assassins at NIDA and I had a lead role. The show went really well and I joined the crowd afterwards and I saw Mum crossing the foyer. She'd just arrived in Sydney and she walked straight up to me and I put my arms out. And the first thing she said was, 'You don't call that an opening night outfit, look at those pants.' Then she hugged me and said, 'You were very good.' She just had to get it off her chest.