I am such a fan of '80s fashions! I love the onesies, shoulder pads, the sparkles, all of it, so I was thrilled this series was set in that era. Rita's take on it isn't exactly my take on the '80s, though.
My earliest was when I was three and a half and I have this faint, blurry memory of looking up at Mum in this massive bed in hospital with my brother, just after he was born. My sister and I were both given dolls that day. That would have been in 1986.
Yes, during the Springbok tour, my mum was pregnant with my sister, but she still went along to one of the marches in Wellington. She was feeling a bit nervous and vulnerable, being pregnant, so she marched but she ducked out before it got to parliament.
I feel more comfortable in the role than last time. I had to find out who Rita really was in the last series, she almost felt like this mythical creature to me. I still feel like I don't have a complete handle on her – she's so complicated and every time I think I understand her, something else happens and I see her in a whole new light.
Christchurch-born David (33) also returns this season to Westside, playing Rita's husband Ted West. He says this series promises to be the best yet.
Trying to match my best friend at school, Jamie Anderson, at how high he got his undercut!
Weirdly, the undercut seems to have come back into fashion now, so I guess I can't say that. So, slap bracelets?!
In terms of technical obstacles, you can't shoot any of the Sky TV satellite dishes! But for me, it was interesting to see how far the family dynamic has come. The "women stay at home, men earn a living" mentality was an interesting thing to get inside of.
Tension. A whole lot of tension between Ted and Rita, Ted and Wolf, and Ted and the gang. It's going to be a great season.