Think Delta Goodrem and it’s music that plays as her obvious calling card.
But as the former Neighbours star reminds us, acting was where the first “flame” of her artistic inspiration began burning, turning her soap role into a Sony pop career.
Now The Voice coach is returning to her dramatic roots in Nine’s drama House Husbands, playing reading recovery teacher Izzy Dreyfus, and joining the all-star ensemble cast.
What was your first day on set of House Husbands like? I was definitely nervous the first day. I have such immense respect for all the cast members, they are such great actors. Obviously it’s where my roots are, I come from acting, it’s what I grew up doing. But music has taken me on a journey the past 10 years. I really just wanted to be able to make sure I did a good job of my scenes. That first line, I have to say, my heart was pounding.
Once you settled in, was it really good to get back to that regular, day in, day out work on a drama? I love it, it’s really a part of me. It just felt so good to rediscover it. They were just all so kind in helping me out, and everyone being so gracious accepting me into their world of House Husbands.
You had a lot of scenes with Hugh Sheridan as well. Was it fun to work with him? It was great fun to work with him, I was really lucky that my character had such a big storyline with him and Gary Sweet. They are just such pros and incredible actors, I felt excited to be with them and do all of my scenes.
Working on House Husbands, did it make you want to do more acting?
Absolutely. I feel like a flame for that part of the arts has really blown up in me again. I will also be making music, and writing music, but it’s nice to be able to rediscover that side of me ... it’s naturally part of my being. It’s nice to be open to future projects that will come up.
Moving on to The Voice, you have some new coaches to work with. What is it like working with Boy George? He is incredible. He has a huge heart. I loved discovering his personality on the blind auditions. I’m such a fan of his, he is such an icon. Then to be able to get to know him has been amazing. He is so funny, so clever, and I loved how he cared so much for the artists.
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“I will also be making music, and writing music, but it’s nice to rediscover that side of me”
DELTA ON HER ACTING ROOTS
Delta Goodrem is back to her first love.