So anyways, yesterday I told you a bit about what Baby, It’s You is about.
Today we’ll meet the main characters through the eyes of the star of the show: Emily- Em- Porter.
Tell us a bit about yourself, Em…
Do you mean what do I look like?
Well, I have long almost black hair- not straight, not curly, but in between. I’m about average height- even though I feel really short next to Booth and Suse…they’re my best friends- I’ll tell you a bit about them later. Besides, I wear heels all the time, so you don’t really notice.
Ummm, what else?
Body wise I have no complaints. I’m not fat, just a little soft- I happen to think it suits me. The boob fairy was kind to me, the hip fairy was kind to me, and good accessories and well-engineered underwear takes care of the rest. I happen to think a little wiggle in your skirt is a good thing.
I run the development team for a software company. You wouldn’t have heard of it. We’re on Level 35 in one of the buildings at the other end of Collins Street- down past Elizabeth Street. I’ve been there for about 12 years, I guess. It’s where I met Suse and Booth, although Suse is in HR these days with one of the global IT companies. Booth has left and come back a couple of times- he’s more important than me, though.
What about the lists?
Suse told you to ask that, didn’t she?
Yeah, I like a list or two- doesn’t everyone? It’s about being organised. The only problem is, I tend to forget to look at them…except my playlists- I use them all the time. I have a playlist for every mood- even one for the gym…although I don’t go…but if I decided to, it would come in handy.
Where do you live?
I have a 2 bedroom apartment in one of the older style blocks in Richmond. It needs some work, but I have no idea where to start. I’ll get around to it one day. Besides, it’s ok as it is- except for the lime green cupboards in the kitchen.
It’s in a great spot- I could walk to the MCG, or even the city, if I wanted to…not that I ever have, but I could if I wanted to. It’s handy for the trams, and close to my favourite places to eat.
Are you single?
Not at the moment. I’m seeing Craig- we’ve been together for nearly 4 months now. That’s a bit of a record for me. He’s not perfect, but he ticks the boxes on my list, so I think he could be, you know, the one. His biceps are a work of art.
What about Suse- tell us more about her…
Suse is almost the exact opposite to me. She’s tall and blonde, really ambitious, and doesn’t suffer fools at all. She’s married to Richard- who Booth and I think is perfect for her. You should have met some of the tragedies she was with before him- she had a thing about bad boys. Boy, are we glad she got over that!
Anyways, Booth and I were bridesmaids at her wedding, and now she has 2 kids- Toby and Georgia. They’re seriously cute- and I’m not just saying that because Booth and I are Godparents.
In case you’re interested, Suse is an Aries.
Booth is just…well, Booth. His real name is Josh, but he’s always been Booth to me. Unless we’re at work- then he’s Josh. He’s a little thinner than I like my men, and has this gingery, browny, hair that sticks up like Boy Band singer’s hair does- but his does it naturally.
His attention span isn’t great, so he doesn’t do the relationship thing well, but that’s ok as it means he’s usually only a text away if I have a craving for pho or need company on a Sunday afternoon. He’s never very sympathetic when I’m going through a break-up though.
Booth is one of those guys who is always full of good ideas, but doesn’t really have the focus to follow them through. Mum- she lives up in Ubud in Bali with her partner- says that’s because he’s a Sagittarius.
What do you like to do outside of work?
You mean like hobbies? Ummm, I don’t really have any. Weekdays are spent at work, Friday nights always at the pub with Booth and Suse, and weekends doing things with Craig or shopping. I absolutely love scouring through the second hand and vintage fashion stores- there are some real finds to be had. Last year I found a Dinnegan kimono tucked away- hidden, I think- behind some granny shawls. I’m sure I saw the shop assistant glaring at me when I tried it on. I’m yet to find the holy grail- a genuine Chanel something or other. Suse doesn’t get it- she likes new designers…those edgy, inventive ones that haven’t really been discovered yet. She’s also a bit of a brand snob and likes what she says are quality accessories. Booth just thinks it’s ridiculous that I buy clothes that someone could have died in.
Is that all you need? Yes? You really must come shopping with me some day- I’ll take you to my favourite spots…