If you want to obliterate workplace productivity for ten minutes, mention Asher Keddie in an office full of women.
It worked this morning at Mamamia, when we all fell about Googling the release date of Offspring season 4 (it’s not confirmed yet!)
Keddie has that inner-city bohemian combo nailed. She’s so stylish people write entire blogs about copying her wardrobe; she’s got a social conscience, having recently trotted around Romania saving bears; and she’s smart to boot. (In fact, as Nina Proudman she’s cerebral almost to the point of neuroticism. How does she make that so adorable?)
So, in the spirit of Asher appreciation, we bring you five surprise facts about our favourite Gold Logie winner:
1. She’s dating a god of the celebrity art scene.
After splitting with actor Jay Bowen after 5 years of marriage, Asher’s hooked up with Melbourne-based artist Vincent Vantauzzo, who’s also painted Heath Ledger, Baz Luhrmann, celebrity chef Matt Moran and Brandon Walters from Australia.
Guess what Vantauzzo painted for his most recent Archibald Prize entry? A GIANT portrait of Keddie.
Seriously, the thing is three metres wide.
Did we mention this artist boyfriend of Keddie’s is totes dreamy, too? (Told you she had ‘boho chic’ nailed.)
2. She trained as a ballet dancer.
Keddie took dancing lessons in Melbourne for years- that explains why she’s so damn poised, even as befuddled Nina.
But she dislocated her knee just before her audition for the Australian Ballet School at age 14, according to The Age.