CONTENT WARNING: This post deals with domestic violence and depression and may be triggering for some readers.
The New Zealand-born actress is one Australia’s most appreciated talents, whose warmth both on and off the telly has made her a household name and enduring screen presence.
But life hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the 54-year-old.
Sitting down with Andrew Denton on tonight’s episode of Interview, the mother-of-one – who lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with her husband of 19 years Richard Bell and 15-year-old son Zac – spoke about her previous struggles with mental health, and how a nervous breakdown in her early 30s forced her to address her difficult upbringing in a family of domestic violence.
It’s an issue she feels passionate about discussing to aid those in a similar situation, and ultimately break the stigma surrounding mental health.
Watch a snippet from Rebecca’s chat with Andrew below. Post continues after.