HARRIET DOESN’T NEED TO BE LIKED
TOWNSVILLE actor Harriet Dyer has been living the dream in Sydney for the past eight years and now she has finally taken her first step on to the big screen.
The 26- year- old, who some may know as Patricia Saunders from TV’s Love Child, stars in Ruben
Guthrie, the film written and directed by Brendan Cowell based on his successful play.
Dyer ( pictured) plays Virginia, Ruben’s love interest who he meets at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
The former Townsville Grammar student said it was a fun and challenging role to play.
“At the opening at the Sydney Film Festival some people came up to me and said, oh I don’t like you,” Dyer said.
“And I was like, good, I’ve done my job then. To just portray someone who’s not on anyone’s side is fun. I quite like that.”
Dyer credits her upbringing – both her parents are in the arts – with developing her love of acting.
“My dad got me into musicals when I was little. I love them to pieces,” she said. “They don’t ever let me get too big for my boots.”