Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - FRONT PAGE - By Colin Vick­ery

“WHAT’S a way Luke and I can talk rub­bish to­gether?” That’s Celia Pacquola’s ex­pla­na­tion of how Rosehaven was born.

Pacquola and Luke McGregor (be­low) met on ABC com­edy series Utopia and im­me­di­ately struck up a friend­ship.

Be­tween scenes they’d hang out and, in her words, “talk s---”. The end re­sult is a quirky eight­part com­edy series set in ru­ral Tasmania.

McGregor plays Daniel, who re­turns to Rosehaven to help his mother with her real es­tate busi­ness.

Daniel is shocked when best friend Emma (Pacquola) turns up on his doorstep. Emma is meant to be on her hon­ey­moon but has done a run­ner.

“Luke is from Tasmania so we thought it would be a great place to come to film,” Pacquola says.

The 33-year-old has fea­tured on Off­spring and is a reg­u­lar on Have You Been Pay­ing At­ten­tion?.

But this was a chance to spread her wings.

“If some­one had writ­ten this project and asked me to act in it, I might not have done it,” she says.

“What is new about this is the cre­ative side. Emma is 33 go­ing on 16. She’s in a silly mood all the time.

“Daniel is Luke if he’d never found com­edy.” ROSEHAVEN WED­NES­DAY, 9PM, ABC

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