Anthony Albanese, Grace Tame talk women, politics and family
“I’ve always had a lot of female friends as well as male friends. And that’s something that I really value,” he said.
His discussion of his mother’s tough life moved Tame to tears, and she shared about her mother’s upbringing in Tasmania as the youngest of five girls who would do whatever was needed to get by.
Albanese also did a photo shoot for the magazine, posing in a twill winter coat with the collar turned up for a series of black and white images.
“You’ve got a modelling career ahead of you, Albo,” Tame says at the end of the interview.
The politician isn’t so sure: “Yeah, I don’t know about that, but it was a bit of fun,” he replies.
It’s the second fashion shoot and soft interview the Labor leader has done in recent months. He appeared in The Australian Women’s Weekly with Haydon in February to publicly debut their relationship.
Both he and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have also done interviews with Nine’s 60 Minutes, flanked by their families. After those aired, Morrison took aim at what some commentators referred to as Albanese’s glow-up, with the prime minister saying he hadn’t updated his suits nor lost weight since taking the top office.
The InStyle piece is accompanied by a 15-song, hour-long playlist the sometime-DJ Albanese put together for the magazine. It includes Midnight Oil, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Pogues, Billy Bragg, Joy Division and Nirvana.