Asher in awe at the power of TV
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.
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