TV WEEK: Did you sleep well last night?
MICHALA: I slept like a baby. It was ace. I woke up this morning feeling fantastic.
TVW: Who were you with at midnight?
M: I was in bed alone. There was no teddies. I was just stretched out - spread eagled - and enjoyed the chance to be on my own.
TVW: Who was the very first person you spoke to this morning?
M: My flatmate Bree Walters (who plays Pip Todd in Always Greener). She had just returned home from work and i was on my way out. She was heading off to Melbourne, so it was a bit of a brief exchange of 'hi' 'how are you?' etc.
TVW: What was the best meal you had today?
M: I had a great pub counter meal - chicken schnitzel. I had dinner with a few members of the cast, and it was great.
TVW: What was the most expensive thing that you purchased today?
M: I spent $6 on the chicken schnitzel...that was it! I haven't had to buy anything else, as breakfast was at home and that's all i've eaten. I haven't had time to think about buying anything else.
TVW: What has annoyed you most today?
M: The news. I find it really annoying at times, as it put me on a downer. I had it swhitched on this morning as i was getting ready and it was all bad, so i turned it off.
TVW: What has made you laugh the most today?
M: My Always Greener co-stars Daniel Bowden (Jason) and Scott Major (Tom). I've been hanging out with them, and whenever we see each other we always have a laugh.
TVW: What have you regretted most about today?
M: Nothing. I have no regrets. I believe in them - it's not as though I never have them at all - but there has been nothing today. I can't think of anything recently, either.
TVW: What have you been proud of today?
M: I'm proud of my father John Banas, who recently won an award for writing an episode of Water Rats. Also, i'm proud to work on a show like Always Greener. It's something that's not only fun for me - other people seem to like it. I'm going into their living rooms each week and that's pretty cool.
TVW: What pop song can't you get out of your head at the moment, no matter how much you try?
M: Hanging by a moment by Lifehouse. It's been with me for the past couple of days. I think i heard it on the radio and started singing it on the set, then everyone caught on. I love it, which is good. It's not good when you have a song that you hate in your head!
TVW: How long did it take to get ready this morning?
M: About 15 minutes! I showered and dressed and raced out the door. Occasionally, I will take time to put on make-up, but not very often. It's great that I have someone to else to do that job for me.
TVW: What time will you be in bed tonight?
M: I'm talking to you on a Friday, so it depends on my mood. It could be nine o'clock, one o'clock or tomorrow morning. It won't be Sunday morning though.
TVW: I today a good hair day or a bad hair day?
M: It's been great, thanks to Megan Dwyer who did my hair and makeup this morning on the set of Always Greener. She's fantastic and always makes me look and feel great.