WANTED IS NO DRAG FOR GERI
Just as her character Chelsea Babbage is coming out of her shell this season, Wanted star Geraldine Hakewill also got to shake things up while filming.
The Channel 7 drama took the show on the road to film its opening scenes on the colourful streets of Bangkok, where David, the on-screen son of Hakewill’s co-star Rebecca Gibney, was being held hostage.
While filming was “fast and furious”, Hakewill says there was time to enjoy the nightlife.
“Charles Cottier [who plays David] and I ended up in a drag show one night,” she says.
“Downstairs at our hotel, there was this amazing bar, so we waltzed in. There were guys there from [US reality series] RuPaul’s Drag Race and we did karaoke and all sorts of things … but we had been working pretty hard. It was fast and furious, shooting in the middle of the city, so that was mental.”
Her character has come a long way since season one, when the accountant — on the run with Gibney’s Lola Buckley — “was very frightened of the world around her and very insecure about her place in it”.
“It was really exciting for me reading the [latest] scripts and seeing how much she changes and how brave Chelsea really is.”
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