Cringe-making moments, yes — but as I relived them, I began to laugh, and that was all I needed to get myself in the mood for the film.’Raised in Australia by Scottish parents, she started her career playing Shannon Reed in Home & Away before going on to appear in Hollywood movies Scooby-Doo, Wedding Crashers, and Confessions Of A Shopaholic.Now she is starring in the £90million Rise Of The Guardians, in which the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, Jack Frost and the Easter Bunny join forces with Father Christmas to see off the malevolent Bogeyman.‘Not even The Rise Of The Guardians will be suitable for my girls, especially not my little two-year-old.Turns out the FBI isn't verrry niiice, according to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

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driving through America in an ice cream van, that the FBI assigned a team to us.

And so we had the FBI and then we had the Secret Service.

‘I was called by a young man from California called Todd, and he told me he was a producer interested in doing a documentary about foreign people coming to this country. It was 90 degrees, they were late and I was ready to leave. ‘That evening, when I told my daughter, she thought it sounded like Ali G, who was on the TV channel HBO at the time. I’m not traumatised, I’m not a prude, but I was ticked off that I was deceived. They could have said that if this goes big time we’ll do such and such for you but they didn’t.

I’ve taught all kinds of foreign people to drive so I didn’t even ask to be paid. Then this young guy jumps in and thrusts $500 in my hand. I was expecting to be on HBO but eventually I forgot all about it.

She is proud, she says, that life at their £13 million seven-bedroom English manor-style mansion in Los Angeles is as down to earth as possible — and honest.

‘I’ve yet to tell my children a lie — even a white one.

The married father of four agreed to be filmed giving a Kazakh journalist a driving lesson for an educational video. I knew there was a camera in the car, and I didn’t want to create an international incident.

The events that took place became one of the funniest scenes in the film Borat. I’m not an idiot – I have a masters in mathematics – but I’m thinking that it was a public service-type documentary so I didn’t read it. ‘The next moment he was looking backwards, purposefully driving badly, taking out a vodka bottle, calling one guy a chocolate man. But I didn’t appreciate him bashing people and I’m not afraid to tell someone if they’re wrong. ‘I still get recognised but I don’t lose sleep over it. But as soon as I signed that piece of paper they didn’t care. But documentaries are about the Industrial Revolution, global warming, Winston Churchill, not what the hell he did.

I was feeling down and lonely, but I had to find a way to lighten up to bring a comedic touch for my portrayal of the Tooth Fairy in the movie.

‘All of a sudden I thought of the times Sacha has put his foot in it, with me standing right beside him.

‘With a PG certificate, of course there are plenty of youngsters who will enjoy it but the character of the Bogeyman — brilliantly voiced by Jude Law — is just a little too scary for my munchkins, especially in the parts where he turns dreams into nightmares.