McClements’ faith in Falls
NOT every acting job is a jewel, but when Catherine McClements read the script for Channel 10’s telemovie Emerald Falls, set in the rugged Blue Mountains, she decided to take a leap of faith.
Which, as it turns out, fitted the mood of the telemovie, with McClements playing Anglican minister Rosalie.
It’s an interesting return to TV for McClements, whose last big project was the short-lived Ten drama CrashBurn. Yet to many she is still best known as Rachel Goldstein from the hit Nine drama, Water Rats.
Emerald Falls, she stresses, is a world away from that show.
‘‘I really like the gentleness of the piece. It is quite warm- hearted,’’ she says.
The telemovie, which screens on Sunday, was filmed in the bush surrounds of the Blue Mountains.
The story revolves around kindergarten teacher and single mother Joni Ferguson (Georgie Parker) who decides, much to the displeasure of ex-husband Paul (Rhys Muldoon) to make a ‘‘tree change’’, buying a derelict bed and breakfast in the mountains.
We fast-forward six months to find, as Joni’s ex- husband predicted, the B&B isn’t doing well. The plot then takes a twist when the local doctor and Joni’s friend, Henry Forbes (Andrew McFarlane), suddenly dies, with the police suspecting foul play.
Catherine McClements plays a minister.