(on his success)
Simon Baker: People always say I was an overnight success. No way! I've done nine movies – some of them were good and some of them were @#%$. When I left Australia I was unemployed. Now I'm gainfully employed and fortunate to be working on something that's successful and of which I'm extremely proud. Truth is, I've worked damned hard over there for eight years.Was it an easy ride to get here? No. Was it a fairytale existence? No. It was a damned hard slog.
At times, a really tough struggle. I wasn't here on my own. I've always had a family to support. So in a practical sense, the greatest feeling that comes with being associated with a successful show is one of relief.