Former The Secret Life of Us actor Samuel Johnson has penned a lengthy essay in praise of his family during his sister’s battle with cancer.
While Johnson and Connie ‘cop the kudos’ for the work they do with breast cancer charity Love Your Sister, he says they are in fact ‘the boring ones’ in their family.
To celebrate the growth of their charity, Johnson writes he wants to ‘lift the curtain further on the Johnson clan because life's too bloody short.’
‘This is a picture from a paper in the 70's, featuring my dad holding my sister Hilde, while mum makes coin shooting pool. My mum was one of the first women to go and shark the fellas in men-only bars,' he writes.
Adding, ‘My dad was stay at home before the term was coined. And mum and dad were both bi-sexual. Looking back, I suppose we were fairly progressive. I like to think we still are.’
'Needless to say,' Johnson finished, 'Love Your Sister proudly supports gender equality and free love for all. Hurry up government people, we were on to this shit decades ago.'