Delta Goodrem

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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.

WATCH HOUSE HUS­BANDS, NINE, MON­DAY, 8.30PM

“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.

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