The country remains untouristed, but is perfectly safe to visit — with lots to see for the intrepid traveler.
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Sophie Monk likes the anonymity her time spent in the United States affords her. The chart-topping Australian pop-singer and model-turned-actress can’t walk through the streets of her home town without being swamped by adoring fans, but in SoCal the perfect blond specimen strolling through the mall takes on a more chameleon-like presence.
I recently had a chance to speak with Sophie at the Analog Bar when she was in town promoting Hard Breakers. It's her latest raunchy sex comedy and a genre the 31-year-old beauty would love to break free from. We spoke about what it’s like to make a living in front of a camera, Sophie’s chubby, awkward period (as if such a phase ever existed) and why Paris Hilton is saying all those nasty things about her.
In addition to dishing with Sophie, I also took a few minutes to speak with Hard Breakers writer, director Leah Sturgis and co-writer Elaine Fogg.
Thanks to iCNN's Chris Morrow for her splendid work behind the camera.