Gil­lard’s a good sport

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

COMIC ac­tress Amanda Bishop is glad Ju­lia Gil­lard is too busy do­ing her job to meet her, even though she’d like to shake hands with the prime min­is­ter. ‘‘I’m ac­tu­ally pleased that she’s too busy run­ning the coun­try to meet an ac­tor who’s spoof­ing her,’’ she laughs. ‘‘I think her pri­or­i­ties are just right.’’ But Bishop (pic­tured) says she’s also pleased that the prime min­is­ter wasn’t offended by the ABC com­edy se­ries At Home with Ju­lia. ‘‘I’m thrilled she was such a good sport about the show,’’ she says. ‘‘She has such a good sense of humour.’’ The four-part se­ries also man­aged to get a men­tion or two in Fed­eral Par­lia­ment with many politi­cians out­raged that the of­fice of the prime min­is­ter would be mocked. But Bishop says she’s just happy that the show got a men­tion. ‘‘They talk about a lot of other things in Par­lia­ment so if creative arts makes it into Par­lia­ment I’m noth­ing but proud,’’ she says.

At Home With Ju­lia is out on DVD to­day

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