New twist on fam­ily drama

This mod­ern Aussie se­ries fea­tures strong and re­al­is­tic char­ac­ters, writes

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out when it’s time and he needs it.’’

Sweet has en­joyed work­ing with Mul­doon, Grant­ley and Di­rani (whom he dubs Fi­rass­cal), and he be­lieves the show’s tal­ented cast has made the most of its hon­est, heart­felt sto­ry­lines.

‘‘When I first got the House Hus­bands scripts I just felt like this was some­thing that had legs,’’ he says.

‘‘It’s a char­ac­ter-driven show, with four strong male char­ac­ters and four equally strong fe­male char­ac­ters. That made it in­ter­est­ing to me.

‘‘The by-play, the sit­u­a­tions these peo­ple find them­selves in – they all feel to me like they’re based in truth. There are dra­matic sit­u­a­tions but there’s a lot of hu­mour that can arise from that, as hu­mour of­ten does, and there’s a lot of heart.’’

And while the four male leads may blun­der a lit­tle in get­ting it right, Sweet is quick to point out that these char­ac­ters are far from clue­less.

‘‘It’s a very con­tem­po­rary ap­proach we’re tak­ing here, one that mir­rors mod­ern so­ci­ety,’’ he says.

‘‘But, of course, there are al­ways some blokes out there who need to be dragged kick­ing and scream­ing into the 21st cen­tury,’’ he adds with a grin.

Fi­rass Di­rani, Rhys Mul­doon, Gy­ton Grant­ley and Gary Sweet.

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