Tick­ling the funny bone

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

KAT Ste­wart can do funny. The 41- year- old is best known for angst- rid­den char­ac­ters Bil­lie Proud­man in Off­spring, Nat Man­ning in

Tan­gle and Roberta Wil­liams in Un­der­belly but she loves a laugh. She is cur­rently on stage in po­lit­i­cal satire

The Speech­mak­ers. Last year, she starred op­po­site good mate Shaun Mi­callef in Mr &

Mrs Mur­der.

The se­ries, in which Mi­callef and Ste­wart played hus­band- and- wife am­a­teur sleuths Char­lie and Ni­cola Buchanan, was a brave ex­per­i­ment that met with luke­warm rat­ings.

“It was re­ally nice to play some­one [ Ni­cola] who was so happy,” Ste­wart says.

“She was re­ally happy in her mar­riage. The confl ict didn’t come from the re­la­tion­ships, it came from the sit­u­a­tions [ crimes to be solved].”

With the fu­ture of Off­spring still un­cer­tain, Ste­wart is on the look­out for more out-of-left-field roles.

“I’m re­ally in­ter­ested in be­ing sur­prised,” Ste­wart says.

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