Antonia Prebble (The Tribe’s Trudy) and Gareth Williams (Vettius in Spartacus : Gods Of The Arena – an amazing must see series!) were joint MC’s at Wellington’s Cup Day at Trentham Racecource on 28th January.
In an interview with The Dominion Post she told about how she has never been to he races before. Also mentioning she spent early January holidaying in Mumbai, India, visiting friends. (I’ve pasted the article below).
During the event, Antonia had three wardrobe changes. The pics show two of of them…
EnWord and The Dominion Post.
The Dominion Post, 25th January 2012
Antonia Prebble: Be outrageous at Wellington Cup
BY CAROLYN ENTING
Wellington Cup Day starter actress Antonia Prebble has never been to the races, which she admits is a little outrageous.
This Saturday, Prebble and her boyfriend, actor Gareth Williams of Spartacus fame, will be co-MCs in the fashion village at Trentham. As she did when she walked for Brady at New Zealand Fashion Week, Prebble is taking it in her stride.
What are you looking forward to about Cup Day?
I have to admit I’ve never actually been to Cup Day before, which is ridiculous as I grew up in Wellington. I’ve heard from so many people that it is one of the most enjoyable events of the year, so I’m really looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere, and, of course, seeing all the fabulous outfits.
What will you be wearing?
I haven’t finalised my outfits I use the plural here as I’m hoping I can do a couple of changes. I was lent some beautiful fascinators by FML and I’ve got a few gorgeous frocks from Kate Sylvester’s Secretary range so hopefully, if time permits, I’ll be able to do a few changes throughout the day.
Do you have any advice for Fashion in the Field entrants?
I would say be brave! Cup Day is an event where you can really go for it, be inventive, be unique and have fun.
As an actress you wear what people tell you to wear. How do you describe your personal style?
My style is very different from any of the characters I’ve played, and that is a good thing as it helps me step out from my world and into the world of the story. I find my style quite hard to describe as I think it is quite eclectic. I take a lot of inspiration from eras past, and then I put a bit of a modern twist on them. I wear a lot of colour, particularly red and coral, and at the moment I’m having a love affair with capes. I’ve got a bright pink Deborah Sweeney one that I wear all the time and on this most recent trip to Wellington I managed to convince my mother to lend me an old houndstooth one of hers.
Do you miss being Loretta in Outrageous Fortune?
I do miss Loretta in a sort of nostalgic way. She was a gift of a character, and I had so much fun playing her, but I think it was the right decision to end the show when it did.
In the final few episodes Loretta’s wardrobe was very glam, a big contrast to the early days. Did you influence the writers to let you dress up?
They felt it was the natural thing to do as she was growing up and developing as a young woman. But I did collaborate with the wardrobe designer to establish what exactly Loretta’s version of “glam” might be.
What’s your next project?
I’m just about to start working on a film up in Auckland. It is really different from anything I’ve done before. I’m also back at uni this year, doing a couple of French papers.
When travelling, what’s the one non-negotiable fashion item that you always take with you, and why?
Sunglasses. I’m really pale so I’m super conscious of the sun.
What have you been doing this year to date?
I’ve had quite a busy year actually. I went to Mumbai for the first two weeks of January to visit friends. Then, as soon as I got back, I flew to Wellington to help host my oldest friend’s hen’s party and then attend her wedding. So it’s been a bit hectic, but so much fun.