TICKLING THE FUNNY BONE
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.