ZOM­BIES NOT US

Ac­tor Emma Booth in­sists the ABC’s new para­nor­mal se­ries Glitch is noth­ing like hit shows Res­ur­rec­tion or The Re­turned

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY TV - AN­DREW FENTON

Emma Booth ( Un­der­belly: The Golden Mile) plays one of six char­ac­ters who re­turn from the dead in new ABC para­nor­mal drama, Glitch. Be­fore you ask: no, they’re not zom­bies and no, it’s to­tally dif­fer­ent to Res­ur­rec­tion or The Re­turned. The LA-based ac­tor will also be seen next year in the block­buster $150 mil­lion Alex Proyas film Gods of Egypt … as a god­dess, nat­u­rally. Don’t use the word zom­bie! Not the Z-word. They def­i­nitely are not. They’re six peo­ple who lit­er­ally crawl out the grave one night and have no idea of who they are or why they’re back or why it’s hap­pened … peo­ple from all dif­fer­ent eras, some from a cou­ple of hun­dred years ago. (I was) freak­ing out. I’m a lit­tle bit claus­tro­pho­bic …. In a box, in a real ceme­tery, naked, cov­ered in mud. But hey, I’m al­ways up for new chal­lenges. Kate is a to­tal fire­cracker, an amaz­ing beau­ti­ful girl who comes back to re­alise her hus­band (Pa­trick Bram­mall) is mar­ried to her best friend and they’re about to have a baby. It’s a re­ally in­ter­est­ing love tri­an­gle dy­namic when you can see that no one is in the wrong. I got the au­di­tion through when I was in Amer­ica and read the scripts and it just blew my mind. Yes, it is a para­nor­mal show but one that has kind of some­thing in it for ab­so­lutely ev­ery­one. I couldn’t put the scripts down and I’ve never had that hap­pen with any­thing I’ve done. But it’s ac­tu­ally noth­ing like that at all. It’s re­ally quite dif­fer­ent def­i­nitely from Res­ur­rec­tion. It’s got a very in­di­vid­ual sto­ry­line and they come back dif­fer­ently from the other shows. Me and my part­ner go camp­ing all the time and it’s so beau­ti­ful, Cal­i­for­nia it­self. As long as I can keep that in there, I kind of feel like I can cope there. Oth­er­wise it’s a pretty full-on city. It’s amaz­ing but I Oh, ab­so­lutely. It is so in­trigu­ing what hap­pens at the end that I’ll def­i­nitely have to come back. I love play­ing this char­ac­ter.

New para­nor­mal TV se­ries Glitch stars Daniela Fari­nacci, Sean Keenan, Emma Booth, Han­nah Mon­son, Pa­trick Bram­mall, Rodger Corser, Genevieve O’Reilly and Ned Den­nehy.

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