WRONG GIRL RIGHT ROLE FOR KERRY
KERRY Armstrong has always proudly led the charge for women on the small screen, even when it has made her a target for criticism.
Armstrong is delighted times are changing in TV and that women of all shapes, sizes, races and ages now have starring roles in prime time, including her own show The Wrong Girl.
And with that change has come recognition from co-stars such as Madeleine West for Armstrong’s contribution to the industry.
“For a long time my beautiful mum and sister worried about me being too outspoken,” Armstrong said.
“My mum was just so thrilled to see me getting some credit and support from wonderful actresses like Maddie because for the longest time I was just considered difficult rather than intelligent.
“I was thought of as mad rather than gifted.
“We are finally seeing a new beginning for women … sexy, fearless and flawed women.”
After a five-year hiatus, Armstrong was lured back to TV to play Jessica Marais’ mother Mimi in The Wrong Girl.
Armstrong said she relished the idea of playing a woman struggling with her newfound independence after years caring for a disabled son.
THE WRONG GIRL
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By Siobhan Duck