STRONG RAPPORT COMING UP ROSES
A DANGER of working with your best mate is getting sick of each other.
Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola, creators and stars of small-town comedy Rosehaven, are taking precautions to guard their friendship. At least, they’re planning to.
“We’ve yet to make our friendship video in case we have a fight,” Pacquola says. “You know, just us, talking to us in the future, saying, ‘Listen, you’re both making a TV show, you’re probably getting emotional, being dramatic’.”
After series one, the pair co-produced a second season with US channel Sundance-TV. Pacquola says their initial fears a US audience wouldn’t “get” their humour had passed.
“At first we thought, ‘It’s not going to make sense’,” she says. “Then we thought, ‘It absolutely will’ … I can enjoy Game of Thrones and I don’t have a single dragon.”
Season two sees Daniel (McGregor) still trying to win the respect of his mother and townsfolk. He says after the initial period of “staring at a blank page”, writing came easily.
“Once we actually had the overall plot under way, it was kind of fun just riffing,” he says.