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Teresa Palmer sets up home in Adelaide

AAP logoAAP 18/10/2016 Danielle McGrane

Teresa Palmer is keen for her children to get a full Aussie experience and plans to spend at least 40 per cent of every year in her home in Adelaide.

The Australian actress who is Down Under promoting her role in Mel Gibson's film Hacksaw Ridge, said she bought a property with 10 acres (four hectares) of land in Adelaide with her American husband actor Mark Webber.

"He (Webber) loves Adelaide so much, it's so different to where he's from. He loves that we have 10 acres of land and we're doing big renovations on the house," Palmer told AAP.

"There's so much space, you can't get that in LA without spending a gazillions of dollars which I don't have."

Palmer says she has enrolled her two-year-old son, Bodhi, in a preschool in Adelaide and he already sounds like a local.

"He's got a very Australian accent. He's just very Aussie. Everyone in America thinks he's a little Aussie, he's got such surfy, white-blonde hair and a tan," she said.

Over the past few years, Palmer has filmed about four films at home in Australia and felt the pull to set up a more permanent base here.

"I did Berlin Syndrome which was Cate Shortland's film in Melbourne and then I went straight on to do Hacksaw Ridge in Sydney, so I had these months of just being in Australia and it dawned on me that the Australian culture was so much a part of who I am and I needed my child to understand what it was like to be an Aussie," she said.

"So that's when we decided to buy the house, so we bought it at the end of Hacksaw Ridge and so the movie really did play a big part of convincing me to have a base here."

Palmer is expecting her second son and is 31 weeks pregnant and plans to give birth in Adelaide.

She'll jet back to the US to continue promotional work for Hacksaw Ridge but, at 36 weeks, she will return to Australia.

"Basically right on the cut-off of my travel, I'm getting on that plane and going to Adelaide, nesting for a while," she said.

Hacksaw Ridge has been so well received by critics that it's already been tipped as a contender for awards season. If that's the case, Palmer could end up back in the US pretty soon after the birth.

"The Golden Globes is on January 9th so that will be a good four weeks after I've given birth, so we'll see . If we get invited to go, I would like to make that trip," she said.

"I love the film so much. It's the most special movie I've ever been in."

* Hacksaw Ridge opens in Australian cinemas on November 3

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