I was halfway through asking singer and actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte about her life as a mum in the spotlight, when her three-year-old son Hendrix piped up in the background.
“Can you give me one minute, buddy?” Nat asks her son, laughing to me afterwards, “This is what happens when you’re a working mum!”
Natalie – affectionately known as Nat Bass to her fans – has been a staple of the Australian entertainment scene since she appeared as Izzy Hoyland on popular Aussie soap opera Neighbours in 2003.
But it’s only recently that her roles as an entertainer and a mother have begun to collide.
Her recent turn as legendary motor racing driver Peter Brock’s girflriend, Julie Bamford, in TV mini-series Brock was her first return to acting since her two children were born.
“They didn’t get to see much of that show, it was a little too grown up for them!” Natalie admitted to Mamamia.
But that didn’t stop her six-year-old daughter Harper from recognising her famous mum on the screen.