Aussie in Hawaii Five- O

Townsville Bulletin - - The Goss -

AUS­TRALIAN ac­tress Claire van der Boom says her lat­est role as Danno’s ex-wife on Hawaii FiveO shows there’s al­ways two sides to ev­ery re­la­tion­ship story.

Van der Boom makes her first ap­pear­ance in the US cop show as Rachel, the ex-wife of Hawaii cop Danny ‘‘ Danno’’ Wil­liams, but it’s not the first time view­ers of the se­ries have heard of her.

Danno’s per­sonal ring­tone for Rachel on his mo­bile is the theme from Psy­cho, and he paints a lessthan-flat­ter­ing por­trait of her.

But the ac­tress, who starred in the Aus­tralian se­ries Rush and the minis­eries The Pa­cific, says you can never just take one per­son’s ver­sion of events as far as re­la­tion­ships go.

‘‘ There’s al­ways two sides to a story with re­la­tion­ships,’’ she says.

‘ ‘ I think there’s a Psy­cho ring­tone and a few other episodes where there’s men­tion of her be­ing an out-and-out bitch of an e x - wife and over - pro­tec­tive mother. Then you meet her and the writers flesh out that Danno would per­haps be dif­fi­cult him­self, so there’s a rea­son why they were thrown to­gether and there was a rea­son why they were thrown apart.’’

Van der Boom says con­sid­er­ing the for­mer cou­ple’s dif­fer­ences, the real mys­tery is how they ever ended up get­ting to­gether at all.

‘‘ She’s an up­per class Brit and he’s a blue col­lar from New Jer­sey so it’s that thing of how they were to­gether in the first place,’’ she says.

‘‘ It’s an in­ter­est­ing thing to try and dis­cover.’’

For the first time in her ca­reer, van der Boom didn’t have to au­di­tion to get the role of Rachel.

‘‘ The pro­ducer and Scott Caan who plays Danno saw The Pa­cific, they liked what I did in that and I was of­fered the role, which is a first for me,’’ she says.

‘‘ I was a lit­tle bit chuffed about that . . . I don’t know whether it will hap­pen again but it’s nice that work is adding up and can help along the way.’’

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