Asher in awe at the power of TV

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OFF­SPRING star Asher Ked­die says she’s been over­whelmed by the re­sponse to the death of her small-screen lead­ing man Pa­trick, adding that the po­tency of TV con­tin­ues to sur­prise her.

‘‘It re­minded me of the power of tele­vi­sion,’’ says Ked­die, who plays Nina in the Chan­nel 10 drama.

‘‘That re­la­tion­ship was a rocky road and that’s why it was par­tic­u­larly heart break­ing.

‘‘I feel re­ally touched by the re­sponse. It makes me feel very ex­cited to move into the next se­ries.’’

The Gold Lo­gie win­ner, whose film­ing du­ties for the fifth se­ries gets un­der way later this year, says she’s cur­rently rel­ish­ing some down time.

‘‘I’m hav­ing a break with fam­ily, en­joy­ing my­self and just work­ing out what I want to do and where I want to be,’’ says Ked­die.

Asked if she has plans to fol­low ac­tor Matthew Le Nevez, who played Pa­trick, to the US to look for act­ing work, Ked­die said she’s ‘‘well and truly, and happily so, locked in to Aus­tralia for the near fu­ture’’.

‘‘I love how much Aus­tralians are in­vest­ing in our own drama.

‘‘The writ­ing is braver and the creative teams work­ing on drama and com­edy at the mo­ment are at their bravest. They know they have to be be­cause our au­di­ence is very in­tel­li­gent.’’

The fifth se­ries of Off­spring sets Nina up to be a sin­gle mum fol­low­ing the death of anaes­thetist Pa­trick, the fa­ther of her child.

Com­ing in 2015, Ten, Ten SC. Gar­dens of Stone 12.35am, ABC1 M. 1987. Sergeant, de­nied the chance to teach the soldiers about his ex­pe­ri­ences be­fore they head to Viet­nam, set­tles for try­ing to help the son of an old army buddy. Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola ( The God­fa­ther) di­rects. James Caan, An­jel­ica Huston.

Asher Ked­die

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