She’s staunchly proud of her Welsh roots but Eve Myles is about to become an all-American girl – by moving into an Austin Powers-style house in the Hollywood Hills.
The Torchwood actress this week signed a contract on the three-bedroom retro home, with the essential swimming pool, where she will live for the next seven months.
And her new pad is within spitting distance of the famous Hollywood sign.
We nailed the house this morning. We are going to be living in the Hollywood Hills, literally underneath the Hollywood sign. It looks like something out of Austin Powers. It’s a step back in time to Hollywood in the 1960s. It’s really, really retro. It’s had one owner and it’s been kept exactly as it was.
She says it’s a far cry from the traditional Cardiff home she currently shares with her partner, actor Bradley Freegard, their one-year-old daughter Matilda and pet dog, Honeysuckle.
I’m much more of a traditional Laura Ashley girl but if we are going to be there for seven months, we have to go for old-fashioned Hollywood and enjoy the full experience.
Eve, who is originally from Ystradgynlais, Powys, is taking all of the family to California – even Honeysuckle, her beloved pet pooch, who has now got a dog passport.
The dog park around the corner from the new house really appealed to me. And it’s got a lovely pool for the baby.
The couple plumped for the house after seeing details online and they are now looking forward to seeing it for themselves when they head to the US next month.
We’ve had some pictures sent to us and it looks great. Unfortunately every time we look at the pictures we look at each other and say, ‘yeah baby!’ just like on Austin Powers.