WRONG GIRL RIGHT ROLE FOR KERRY

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

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

THURS­DAY, 9PM, TEN

By Siob­han Duck

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