Lisa McCune, a single mother, has given a message to any man who wants to sweep her off her feet.
The 50-year-old Blue Healers actress, who was famously photographed kissing her opera co-star while still married in 2012, told TV Week magazine on Monday that she’s been fiercely independent after her divorce.
‘I enjoy my free time. I pity the poor person I might end up dating next, because I imagine they’ll have to deal with me saying, ‘No, I want to do this, and I want to do that,” she said.
In addition, the Gold Logie winner claimed that she has recently become more assertive and is no longer afraid to sing her own praises.
‘I’m not sure what it was this year – I guess it was lockdown – but I just thought, ‘Right, there’s no time to waste now.’ ‘What am I looking for, and how do I go about getting it?’ she says.
‘There’s a certain modesty that I think is very important to have as you ascend the ranks, but I don’t have time for that right now.’ ‘Go!’ it’s like.
Last year, Lisa made headlines when she announced her unusual co-parenting relationship with her ex-husband, props handler Tim Disney.
Despite the fact that they are no longer together, they live happily in Melbourne with their three teenage children.
‘We all live on the same house, so we have to be here for the kids – we have to because our job is so scattered,’ she told Australian Women’s Weekly.
‘Tim and I do a lot of co-parenting. As parents, we’re all over them. A lot of the time, I believe it takes two people.’
‘As a family, we speak a lot,’ Lisa said, insisting there was no friction in the home. ‘I’m insisting that we all have dinner together.’
Lisa was famously photographed kissing Teddy Tahu Rhodes, a New Zealand opera singer who was her co-star in the stage production of the musical South Pacific, in 2012.
Since she was already married in the eyes of the media, the images were splashed across the tabloids and called “scandalous.”
She took the deliberate decision not to speak about it, and five years later, she explained why to The Daily Telegraph.
In March 2017, she said, ‘I was getting advice saying, ‘Make comments,’ and I just thought, ‘No, I don’t need to, because it’s my life,’
‘For me, I’ve always been transparent and willing to chat about my babies and my marriage since they were born, and then I reached a speed bump,’ she continued.
‘All of a sudden, this isn’t coming out in a good light,’ I said. And then I reconsidered.’
When Lisa was caught kissing Teddy, she did not declare her separation from Tim, leading several publications to speculate that the pair had a ‘open marriage.’
‘That makes me laugh out loud.’ [Open marriage] is a hysterical description, in my opinion. When I read that, it makes me laugh,’ she was quoted as saying at the time.
Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill are two actors whom the extremely private star admires for keeping their personal lives out of the spotlight.
‘Every time I see them do something, I believe them because I have no idea who they slept with the night before, and that is something I enjoy.’ ‘I despise hearing that [actors] go to the gym,’ she expressed her displeasure.
Lisa rose to fame as Maggie Doyle on the top-rated police drama Blue Heelers when she was 22 years old. She starred on the show from 1993 to 2000.
She married Tim in 2000, and the couple has three children: Archer, 18, Oliver, 16, and Remy, 14 years old.
Last year, the star of How to Stay Married admitted to the Herald Sun that raising three teenagers can be difficult.
‘I have three teenagers who are only interested in their mates and don’t want to hear what I have to say!’ she said.
‘They’ve been gaming and watching shows way too much, and their online presence is very solid. There are also complaints about how much internet we have access to at different times.’