It was a conversation with her 13 year old son Zachary that promptly ended it.
Listen: Rebecca Gibney tells The Binge hosts Laura Brodnik and Clare Stephens about the moment she could have walked away.
“I often talk about the fact that [with] Wanted, we’ve lived it for the last two years, seven days a week and Zac has had to deal with that because my husband I bring it home every weekend, talking about music or editing and so he’s a little bit sick to death of it,” the actress told The Binge hosts Laura Brodnik and Clare Stephens this week.
“I did say to him ‘Darling, I am happy to step back and we’ll go live somewhere else where we don’t have to make a lot of money, you can go to a different school’.”
He thought about it for 30 seconds before giving a resounding ‘no’.
“He said ‘Don’t be stupid! I love this life! No way, I love the fact you do what you do and I’m proud of you’.”
For Gibney, the offer came from a desire to just be there for her son.
“Just so I could be there to make his lunches and stuff, although I have been doing that quite a lot this year, even though we’ve been editing I’ve been able to take him to school and stuff,” she said.
“But, he’s proud of me. He had a friend over the other day and said, ‘Look at the Wanted promo! There’s my mum with a gun!’ He’s really impressed.”