Happy to be feeling blue
INDIANA Evans is having the kind of career you’d expect to see in a travel brochure, not a resume.
She learned her craft on the sandy beaches of Home and Away and the 22-year-old recently shot Blue Lagoon: The Awakening on the island paradise of Maui.
It’s a modern take on the classic coming-of-age movie which catapulted Brooke Shields to super stardom. Another Summer Bay graduate came along as the other lead, Slide star Brenton Thwaites.
Playing Emmaline ‘‘ Emma’’ Robinson, the doe-eyed role Shields made famous, came with a degree of pressure that went beyond spending most of the shoot in a bikini.
‘‘ Any time you play a part that someone else has done before you, there’s always added pressure,’’ Evans says.
The film screened in the US late last year and proved a launching pad for the young stars. Thwaites has just wrapped Maleficent, opposite Angelina Jolie; while Evans is screen-testing for a number of US projects and has returned to her Crownies character Tatum Novak for the new ABC spin-off, Janet King. Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Premiere HD, Thursday, 3.35pm