With her rose coloured lips and Sophia Loren eyes it’s obvious to see why Hollywood is having a love affair with Phoebe Tonkin.
Having played a mermaid, a witch and a now most recently a werewolf, Tonkin has well and truly explored her supernatural side and has built a strong legion of die hard fans. Next on her plate is the pilot for the spin off series to The Vampire Diaries – The Originals, at this stage a top-secret and a project that Tokin is eager to sink her teeth into.
Between filming, Tonkin spends her free time working on YourZenLife, a blossoming side project with best friend and fellow Australian beauty Teresa Palmer. A health and wellbeing site encouraging readers to share goals, tips, recipes and fitness advice; interests very close to lithe, actress’ heart. When you look as good as Miss Tonkin, my advice is to click on and get the recipe for her cool-aid.
WHERE ARE YOU AS YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
Sitting on the couch eating a slice of vegan pizza watching New Girl (too honest?)
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE:
Spent 6 weeks volunteering at an Orphanage in Cambodia when I was 18, it was the most impulsive decision I’ve ever made. I booked the trip two weeks before I left and it was the most incredible, life changing experience in my life to date. I went alone and lived in a house of 12, only 4 who spoke English. I came back to Sydney a new person with a whole new outlook on my life.
ROLE YOU HAVE MOST ENJOYED PLAYING:
I loved playing Faye on Secret Circle. Up until then I had always played quite naïve and innocent characters, and Faye was so deliciously evil and manipulative. It was as if Blair Waldorf and Sebastian from Cruel Intentions had a baby, and her name was Faye Chamberlain.
Cameron Diaz and Sean Penn
ALL TIME FAVOURITE FILM:
The Royal Tenenbaums
FIVE THINGS YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT:
1. My family.
2. My glasses (I’m very blind)
3. Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
5. My MacBook
SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS:
For a while I wanted to be a fireman when I was younger.
ON A WEEKEND OFF YOU WILL FIND ME:
Exploring healthy little cafes in LA, tapping away at posts and uploading articles on YourZenLife and taking long baths (hopefully) with my significant other.
LA’s BEST KEPT SECRET:
The Beverly Hot Springs. But be warned, swimwear is optional!
FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT:
Zimmerman Bikini, A good book (I read Damien Echols Biography ‘Life After Death’ during our Miami trip) a baseball cap and Coconut Oil to wear on my skin overnight.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
Ellery, Dion Lee, Isabel Marant and Acne.
Mallawindy – Joy Dettman
I’m quite partial to a glass (or three) of cabernet sauvignon.
Published February 26, 2013
by Ilona Hamer