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KAT Ste­wart can do funny. The 41-year-old is best known for angst-rid­den char­ac­ters Bil­lie Proud­man in Off­spring, Nat Man­ning in Tan­gle and Roberta Wil­liams in Un­der­belly (left) but she loves a laugh.

She is cur­rently on stage in po­lit­i­cal satire TheSpeech­mak­ers. Last year, she starred op­po­site good mate Shaun Mi­callef in Mr&MrsMur­der.

The se­ries, in which Mi­callef and Ste­wart played hus­band-and-wife am­a­teur sleuths Char­lie and Nicola Buchanan, was a brave ex­per­i­ment that met with luke­warm rat­ings. “It was re­ally nice to play some­one [Nicola] who was so happy,” Ste­wart says. “She was re­ally happy in her mar­riage. The con­flict didn’t come from the re­la­tion­ships, it came from the sit­u­a­tions [crimes to be solved].”

With the fu­ture of Off­spring still un­cer­tain, Ste­wart is on the look­out for more out-of-left-field roles. “I’m re­ally in­ter­ested in be­ing sur­prised ... I just want to do good writ­ing,” Ste­wart says.

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