Kayla Sackley and Talara Pratten love acting.
Kayla Sackley and Talara Pratten love acting. Luka Kauzlaric

Girls Friday are best mates with a love of acting

ACTING was clearly the key denominator that drew these two 14-year-old best friends together.

Tannum High School students Kayla Sackley and Talara Pratten were drawn together by their joint love of acting when they met at the start of 2013.

They have been almost inseparable ever since.

"We both love acting and drama and were in the same drama class," Talara said.

"We're pretty much in each other's pockets," she said when asked how many hours a week they spend together.

The budding thespian said in her spare time she was usually at the beach with friends, tanning or chilling.

And Kayla concurred, adding that she liked doing make-up - and shopping.

"I want to be an actor," Kayla said when describing her ambitions for the future.

"I'm actually planning to go to an acting school in Sydney, maybe at the start of next year, for a three-week course."

But when they are not talking "big-screen" careers, these two local girls enjoy some typical teenage fun.

And when asked what they generally did together, both girls said, the milk challenge.

"You put food colouring in the milk and drink the whole carton," Kayla said, laughing.

Talara said they also enjoyed watching horror movies, giving themselves some unfortunate nightmares.

One time she said they were watching A Nightmare on Elm Street, when Kayla's dad came in with a chainsaw.

"I actually cried," Talara said, laughing.



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