SHORT AND SWEET

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Columnist - with HAR­RIET DYER

You grew up in Townsville. Were you al­ways on the beach? There are too many things that can kill you at the beaches up there. PlusP I’m on the gin­gerg side – dodg­ingd the sun wasw a hobby. And you were more the theatre kid. Did your mum spend her life run­ning up cos­tumes on the Bern­ina? She tried to be that kind of mother, but her hems were all so un­even that once she sta­pled them. Your Love Child char­ac­ter died in sea­son four. How many times do you think you’ve been killed in your ca­reer? In a play I did called Machi­nal, I got the elec­tric chair at the end. That was fun eight times a week. You also starred in Killing Ground, a proper horror flick. Did you sleep with the lights on dur­ing pro­duc­tion? Only by ac­ci­dent – the shoot was so ex­haust­ing. Your The Other Guy char­ac­ter is par­tial to drink­ing. What’s the key to re­al­is­tic screen drunk­en­ness? Pre­tend­ing to be sober. Drunk peo­ple do that. An­other ac­tor taught me that one, iron­i­cally, when we were drunk. Har­riet Dyer stars in The Other Guy, now stream­ing on Stan.

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