"Women have shaped everything about who I am today and I’ve been lucky enough to have dynamic women in my life. If I didn’t have those women, I wouldn’t have a life to speak of. I’ve been urged by two sisters to become a better man, a better human. I’d certainly say I was on the wrong track when it came to making any sort of valuable contribution [to] my own family and community – I was so hot and bothered by just about everything that I forgot about the importance of [that]. Through both my sisters I was able to find it again in rather spectacular fashion. I’d just be another empty showbiz shell without them, I wouldn’t have a substantial life that I’m really proud of. I certainly feel like the answers lay well away from showbiz. If I didn’t have my two sisters, and Hilde especially in terms of mental shit, I’d have probably fallen victim to showbiz like so many have. God knows, you don’t want to end up dead or as some kind of shadow of yourself. And they’re two common outcomes when it comes to showbiz. So I don’t just thank my lucky stars for my sisters, I attribute the quality of my life to them.
"Hilde has always been the interesting one in our family. Whenever I introduce a friend to her I tell them that I’m actually the boring one. They always laugh and say ‘No you’re not’; then once they meet Hilde they came back to me and say, ‘You’re totally right’, and I lose that friendship to Hilde! She’s very effervescent and ebullient; she’s sparkly and bubbly. She’s outgoing and not shy with her heart nor shy with her ideas. She’s a pioneer when it comes to the human condition and how to treat it. She’s got a razor-sharp wit, a deep intelligence, a keenness for fun, and an absolute true-north desire to do anything to make the family unity stronger. She’s a fierce family girl. She’s our bold pioneer who taught us to go to all the places that scare you. She’s our fearless leader. But underneath it all she’s just a loving human and a terrific mum. And an outstanding sister. She was Connie’s hero, she’s my hero and to us, she was always the sister in Love Your Sister."