NICOLE: The first time I saw you was in Elizabeth, and I was just amazed. You were so young when you did it and so strong. You can really see your training and intelligence in that performance. That made me proud as a fellow Australian.
CATE: Well, youâ€™ve been an absolute trailblazer in terms of Australian film actors working internationally.
NICOLE: I can recall as a little girl I watched the American film industry from afar. I remember being six or seven and watching the Oscars in my pajamas, drinking hot chocolate, in this tiny little suburb in Sydney, Australia; it seemed like a faraway land, like Oz.
CATE: People don't really have a preconception about what you're like, so there's a kamikaze quality to Australian actors, because they can come up under the radar.Read MoreLess