Teresa Palmer quotes:

  • I think that Americans find the Australian humour and the energy of Australians very refreshing - we are quite self-deprecating, we're light-hearted and can have a laugh.

  • I love zombie films like Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later' - I thought it was so brilliantly done and so grounded in reality. I was definitely thrust into the zombie world watching that film.

  • I had the best of both worlds when I was a kid. I'd spend a quiet week with my mum, then I'd go to my dad's property in the Adelaide Hills, where there were all these kids and animals running around.

  • I was so dorky up until I was about 14 or 15 and started to get a little bit cooler, but I was a socks and sandals girl. I would wear big frilly socks with sandals and all the kids would tease me.

  • I came from rather humble beginnings.

  • I love to challenge myself.

  • Life is way too short to be focused on scales, weight and cellulite. If you can look in the mirror and know that you're a beautiful, loving, friendly person who's good to people, that'll ultimately make you shine on the outside.

  • My parents don't really watch movies at all.

  • I'd always dreamt of acting but, in Adelaide, we don't have exposure to the opportunities that make stardom a possibility.

  • I haven't met everyone from all different cultures, but I do know Aussies are very tough.

  • I feel like if I ever got into some sort of rumble on the street, I will actually be able to defend myself.

  • I think Aussies try to stay humble.

  • I'm a workaholic, I always try to fill my time with projects.

  • I think, for me anyway, music and film is where you can really transport yourself to another universe.

  • I'm very much into animal welfare.

  • I was thrown in the deep end at 18 when I got cast in a movie that I didn't audition for. The director just sort of found me and put me in a film, so the decision was really made for me.

  • I try to get back to Australia as much as possible.

  • If you're being true to who you are, and the things you believe in, that is so attractive to me.

  • The nerds are my favourite sort of boys - any guy with a passion - whether it be physics or film or writing or poetry even, I think it's super sweet and it's very attractive for a female.

  • There aren't a lot of movie star males around my age that I can play opposite.

  • As actors we give so much of ourselves away so I like to keep my personal life to myself.

  • As a producer you have creative control, and that's what is so exciting about it. At the end of the day, if you have made a film it's totally your responsibility, and if it works it's your responsibility and if it doesn't it's also your responsibility.

  • I know my parents are really proud of me, and they think I've become successful, so that's nice, but there's still so much I want to achieve in my life.

  • I can walk around relatively anonymously.

  • I always have those feelings - lucky and blessed - and I don't know if they'll ever go away. I really hope they don't, as I think it keeps you grounded. That's how I feel about every film I do.

  • I can't speak for anyone else, but in my case, I sort of fell into acting.

  • I do like fantasy films.

  • I have to not take myself too seriously and I have to realise that if it is meant to be, it will be.

  • I love being able to help and encourage my friends and I try to inspire them as they do me.

  • If you are having fun on screen, it shows.

  • I'm a sucker for, like, an endearing man who's like standing in his authentic self.

  • In real life, I'm always in tracksuits, and I never wear makeup.

  • I've been incredibly blessed.

  • Kids are really cruel.

  • Obviously I don't have a stylist for everyday stuff, but for a premiere or something usually the studio will hire someone.