Petra Starke, The Herald Sun, reports
Aussie actor Rachael Taylor looks every inch the Hollywood star. Then she opens her mouth - and it's straight back to Launceston.
"F**k!" she says in a broad Aussie accent.
"My accent couldn't be thicker, it depends who I'm talking to," she explains, before shouting to her manager.
"Hey, Dave, when did I do the cover of Vogue?" she asks in the same way one asks where the car keys are.
It's the first hint of what you soon discover about the 27-year-old most of us know as 'that girl' - that girl in Transformers, that girl in the Bonds ads and that girl who was reportedly beaten by Matthew Newton.
She's a little bit ocker, she swears, she says what she thinks. Meet the real Rachael Taylor.
We're in the lobby of New York's Maritime Hotel, a popular hang-out for celebrities, hipsters and wannabes.
Although she looks the part, Taylor insists she's not into "the scene".
"On Friday night I had half a jar of peanut butter, a glass of wine and watched TV - and I felt really good about that choice," she says.
The Tasmanian-born actor, who now lives in LA, is in town to film 666 Park Avenue, a new TV drama in which she plays the manager of a haunted apartment building.
But after starring in the reboot of Charlie's Angels, which was axed after four episodes, Taylor's quick to point out this show may never make it to screens.
Not that it bothers her.
"I don't live and die by this job. When I was 22, I desperately wanted to prove I had a reason to be here. Now I don't mind if I'm in the club or not."
Taylor is just as matter-of-fact about her relationship with Newton, which ended in 2010 after he allegedly assaulted her in a hotel in Rome.
She still has his name tattooed on her wrist, which she describes as a "complete aberration".
"But sometimes I look down and see it and I'm like, 'Never again will someone treat me that f**king way, ever.' That's quite useful."
Another thing that keeps her grounded is that accent, which she says she'll never drop.
"Sometimes when Australians go overseas, it's as though the 'Aussie' is refined out of them. I don't know why. It's never happened to me, because I'm really proud of it," she says.
"I'm not embarrassed about where I'm from or who I am any more. I know who I am. I don't fit in everywhere, but I know where I do fit in."