TAPSELL’S POSITIVE IMAGE
Miranda Tapsell spent high school being attacked for the colour of her skin.
Now the Logie-winning actor has put her voice to a new NITV animation, Little J & Big Cuz to help younger people celebrate indigenous culture.
The first animation to show Aboriginal characters in a positive light, Little J & Big Cuz explores themes of identity, connection to country, traditional knowledge and cultural practices.
“It really celebrates Aboriginal culture and makes itself available to nonindigenous kids as well,” says Tapsell, who identifies with the Larrakia region around Darwin.
Indigenous acting royalty Deborah Mailman, Ursula Yovich, Shari Sebbens and Ningali Lawford-Wolf also bring their vocal talents.
“I was in the studio with extremely funny men and women — it was so hard to not end up cracking up.”
Tapsell may have stunned on the Logies red carpet on Sunday, but the 29-year-old happily embraced dressing down for voice-over.
“It was absolutely wonderful to be able to wear trackie pants, no makeup, boy is it something that’s really relaxing,” Tapsell says.
WATCH LITTLE J & BIG CUZ, NITV, FRIDAY, 7.30PM AND THEN WEEKDAYS FROM TUESDAY, 4PM