Hanna is a biographical drama about my life as an assassin. My dad, Eric Bana, taught me all sorts of cool stuff in the forest, where I lived most of my life. Something about extreme isolation and dedication to training and survival really speaks to me. Probably because I’m convinced that The System is going to fail. As part of my prep for the inevitable restructuring of civilization, I’ve starting beefing up on some necessary skills.
The newest skill I’m working on is gardening! Alex and I have been trying to find a place to practice a little sustenance farming in Hyde Park, but it hasn’t been easy. Getting into one of the coveted neighborhood gardens is like getting a job after college, you have to call your mom for connections. Ba-dum-ch.
Alex and I are lucky to be proud borrowers of half a plot in the most convenient garden in town: the one behind Starbucks!
We don’t have any seeds or starters to plant yet, we don’t even know where to get them, but we have aerated and turned our soil, and dug up a thousand rocks, some weird old bulbs, and what I believe to be a buried house cat. (Alex says it was a plastic bag leftover from construction—what does he know?) I want to plant tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, and a thousand other things! This summer we are taking fresh local produce to a whole new level. …And learning essential skills for surviving the zombie apocalypse.