PACKING A PUNCH
LACHY Hulme worked hard to portray Kerry Packer accurately. He read widely, watched old footage and talked to people who knew Packer to get a sense of the man. But Hulme says playing Packer was less daunting than his role on Offspring. ‘‘I felt no more pressure in playing Kerry than I do in playing any role,’’ he says. ‘‘A fictional character is so much harder because there’s so much more preparation to be done in building the interior world of a fictional person.