Date: Saturday, 30-Sep-17, 8:37 AM | Message # 664
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On 60Mins AllisonLangdon takes homegrown Hollywood star simonbaker on a trip down memory lane as they discuss life, love and his latest project – directing and starring in an on screen adaptation of Tim Winton’s iconic Australian novel, Breath.
The coastline of far North NSW is rugged yet serene. For @simonbaker_ this was his childhood playground. Baker spent his teenage years surfing the breaks off Lennox Head. It’s a far cry from the glitz of LA – but in a poetic twist the Aussie actor has come full circle
Baker is directing his first film - an adaptation of Tim Winton’s Breath. The story follows two teenage boys develop an obsession with surfing, could easily be his own. Baker took a gamble when he casted 2 young surfers with 0 acting experience – but the risk paid off.
Simon Baker’s Hollywood success means little to mates back in Lennox. John Stuart – or Stuey – and Simon have been mates since they 15. They’ve shared many crazy adventures, not that they’re letting any slip. In the company of his mate Simon is noticeably more relaxed
Not content with reaching the heights of Hollywood, Simon has put everything on the line with his new film Breath. He’s got nothing to prove and everything to lose. But as is his way – he’s a risk taker and with that comes vulnerability - and kind of self awareness.