The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - EMILY MACDON­ALD

With a bru­tal 14hour day film­ing sched­ule, it’s lucky Ju­lia Mor­ris has a real life house hus­band of her own to help hold the fort.

The stand-up co­me­dian’s hubby Dan took on the role of “uber dad” to the cou­ple’s two daugh­ters dur­ing the six month back-to-back film­ing sched­ule which wrapped up late last month.

Which was for­tu­nate, as Ju­lia was kept busy wel­com­ing our Gold Coast hot­tie Lin­coln Lewis, who will play Ned the mys­te­ri­ous new­comer with a shady past.

“It’s brought so much joy to my mar­row to be in­volved with the royal prince,” Ju­lia says.

“I have launched my­self at him like some grossly in­ap­pro­pri­ate snow leop­ard.

“He kindly ab­sorbed my ad­vances and sweetly lets me down.

“He is one of the planet’s more beau­ti­ful people – and the looks are the least of his qual­i­ties.

“The high­light of the en­tire se­ries was meet­ing the King Wally Lewis at the Logies. Lin­coln brought him along and I was just gen­u­flect­ing.”

Se­ries three has al­ready got off to an in­ter­est­ing start with the men get­ting drunk and ac­ci­den­tally buy­ing a pub.

Ju­lia’s char­ac­ter Gemma is also deal­ing with the reap­pear­ance of her hus­band Lewis’ ex-wife Belle who is played by the Rachel Grif­fiths.

“We have such an ex­tra­or­di­nary galaxy of su­per­stars through­out se­ries three,” Ju­lia says.

“Ob­vi­ously, the big­gest su­per­star of all is Rachel Grif­fiths. We felt in­cred­i­bly hon­oured that she chose House Hus­bands.

“She was ter­rific to work with. She taught us a lot, even though she wouldn’t have re­alised that, but it was just by watch­ing the process and see­ing how she worked.”

Ju­lia says view­ers will have to wait and see how Gemma’s re­la­tion­ship with Belle un­folds but at first, they be­came un­likely al­lies against poor Lewis, played by Gary Sweet.

Ju­lia says sea­son three stands alone and view­ers who missed the ear­lier episodes will quickly catch up.

“My hus­band says all Aussie drama is posh Neigh­bours, but I think this goes a few steps be­yond that.” House Hus­bands, Chan­nel 9, Mon­days at 9pm.

Ju­lia Mor­ris (right) with fel­low House Hus­bands stars Gary Sweet and Madi­son Tor­res-Davy.

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