Tickling the funny bone
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 &
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.