CODE OF SILENCE
ELLA SCOTT LYNCH KEPT HER PREGNANCY UNDER WRAPS
Land star Ella Scott Lynch (right), who gave birth to daughter Ziggy in May, is currently in Melbourne with partner Toby Schmitz as he works on new ABC series Ella stars in season two of I haven’t but it looks like I’m going to do a guesty on Toby’s show, so that’ll be dipping the toe back in. I’ve had four months exploring this new role, which is probably harder than any other I’ve done. You can’t hand the baby back to a nurse on set (laughs). I actually found out I was pregnant on
It was a shock; we were filming in 30-degree heat and I couldn’t drink beer with the crew. It was funny actually. I told one of the medic guys and he was handing me hydrolyte on the really hot days and letting me lie down on his medical mattress for a rest, so I probably looked like a real princess to the rest of the cast and crew! I remember one day too, having a complete teary meltdown — Dan Spielmen knew, we were working so closely, but I did think they must think I’m nuts.
I had seen the first season. The show is so complex and there’s so many interweaving webs the writer creates that you really have to put on your thinking cap to nut it out. Dan and I were trying to draw diagrams to work out how everything went together.
I know! It’s the kind of thing where you can’t go out in the middle of it and make yourself a cup of tea. You’ve really got to rewind it. They’re terrified they’re going to look like a caricature or turn their beautiful marriage into a silly melodrama but hopefully she feels (afterwards) she’s been treated with respect and Matt Le Nevez has done a pretty amazing job. Unfortunately I can’t do because I think and
probably want to shoot at the same time. I’d do anything to work on it again.