Nicole da Silva
Nicole da Silva is best known for playing tough-talking jailbird Franky Doyle in Wentworth. But it’s her character Charlie Knight on Nine’s Doctor Doctor that da Silva shares the most in common with, apart from her desire to swim in that muddy country lake or date brothers, that is …
How does it feel to be back for a second season of Doctor Doctor? It’s so much fun. What’s nice about this season is we go on a completely different journey with Charlie. We depart from the love triangle she’s been having with Hugh (Rodger Corser) and Matt (Ryan Johnson) and we start to investigate who Charlie is. And she’s got a book in the works so it will be interesting to see where that takes her.
Do you think it’s strange Charlie is married to Matt but she previously dated his brother? Could you date brothers in real life? Now that’s a question. I’ve got no idea. Look, it’s gonna be awkward, it’s gonna be weird but I think there’s a lot of sweetness in the way Charlie and Matt got together,togeth so I think it’s alright.
What do you have in common with Charlie?C CharlieCharli is a detective and needs to knowkno about everything and get to thet bottom of it. And I definitelydefinit have that same high level o of curiosity.
Have you ever stalked someonesom on social media? Loo Look, there have been some da dark times when you fall down the rabbit hole. And I’ve maybe been there … a couple of times (laughs). Bu But I’m never going to do that again because you can lose hours. There are some things you shouldn’t know about another person, unless they tell you, you know?
Is there anything Charlie does that you’d never do? Swim in that lake!
What about that famous scene from season one: when Charlie jumps into the muddy lake naked? Was that your worst nightmare? No, that was a body double because it was too cold in the end but I did do a lot of stuff in that damn lake. It’s her sacred space but it’s not mine.
If you could play any character in the world who would it be? Wonder Woman. If someone said to me, you can only play one role in your whole career and then you have to retire it would 100 per cent be Wonder Woman. Then I would be happy to do another job.
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Nicole da Silva has much in common with her character Charlie.