MOD­ERN TAKE ON AN AUSSIE CLAS­SIC

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PIC­NIC At Hang­ing Rock has a daunt­ing her­itage to live up to but one of the stars of the new TV show is con­fi­dent it will prove an Aus­tralian clas­sic – much like the revered movie and book.

“We’re say­ing much more about the girls’ his­tory, where they come from, and where they want to go, re­ally,” Madeleine Mad­den said, com­par­ing the minis­eries to the 1975 Pe­ter Weir film.

The grand­daugh­ter of Abo­rig­i­nal rights ac­tivist Charles Perkins plays Mar­ion, a bright girl of mixed race.

“She’s a char­ac­ter that is just way be­fore her time, but also a trail­blazer for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of women – she’s not go­ing to have the kind of fu­ture that all of our other girls will, in terms of be­ing mar­ried off or what­ever,” Mad­den said of her char­ac­ter.

Pic­ture: NI­COLE BENT­LEY

Madeleine Mad­den stars in Pic­nic at Hang­ing Rock.

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