Get Krack!n Kates

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - ANNA BRAIN NA­TIONAL TV WRITER

, The two Kates — Kate McLennan and Kate McCart­ney — found fame skew­er­ing food fads with The Ka­ter­ing Show on YouTube.

Their sec­ond sea­son was a hit on ABC’s iview, and now the broad­caster has backed their new show, Get Krack!n, a brekkie TV satire. But suc­cess sits a lit­tle strangely with these two funny ladies.

How weird was it to make a prop­erly funded se­ries? McLennan: It was a big mo­ment for us walk­ing in and see­ing this big set that was put to­gether for us. The con­trast of go­ing from an Airbnb kitchen in (Mel­bourne’s) Pre­ston to that set was quite stark. But es­sen­tially the shoot pe­riod was really in­tense and the post-pro­duc­tion pe­riod has been worse. We didn’t ex­pect that. McCart­ney: My kid, the other day, called my mother ‘mum’. McLennan: My kid, at child­care, called the carer ‘mum’. I like the idea that in 10 or 20 years they’re go­ing to have this show to look at and go ‘that’s what Mum was do­ing while Deb from child­care was paint­ing my nails and plait­ing my hair’.

So the shoot was crazy — have you be­come vic­tims of your own suc­cess? McCart­ney: Yeah, we brought it on our­selves. McLennan: For all we com­plain about not We just cheek­ily went, let’s f------ get any­one we like. Kat Ste­wart’s in there, Adam Briggs, Sam Neill. There was a point in the scriptwrit­ing where peo­ple were just agree­ing to do things (on the show). And that has never hap­pened. We’ve never been able to re­alise our ideas like that. And McCart­ney and I didn’t get too sick of each other ei­ther.

“This is really great, this is what we’ve been work­ing to­wards our whole ca­reers”

THE KATES ON FIND­ING SUC­CESS

Do you think peo­ple really care what break­fast show hosts like Karl Ste­fanovic are bang­ing on about? McLennan: Ev­ery­one cares, that’s the thing. They must. It’s con­stant fod­der for pretty much ev­ery news-based web­site, which has been for­tu­nate for us. Karl’s go­ing on about some­thing else to­day, great! Some­one’s taken pho­tos of Sa­man­tha Army­tage be­ing a woman on the week­end! So­nia did what now? Who did she ma­lign?

WATCH GET KRACK!N, ABC, PRE­MIERES WED­NES­DAY AUGUST 30, 9.30PM

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