Caroline Whitney Smith (Nicola)
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Caroline has appeared in some of the biggest TV shows on the box including Criminal Minds and Sex And The City. She also plays Lisa in the web series Her Story. Often LG LGBT stories are sensationalised. But not DFG. It’s not about these big, huge coming out stories and the dramarama and the tears. It’s regular life. That’s what’s special... it’s mundane! We all are human. Your sexual orientation? I don’t give a fuck. Be nice to me.
Don’t steal my shit. I don’t care what you do. My character Nicola has been in a long term relationship that’s not working anymore. She thinks she’s seeking something physical, but there’s obviously something bigger missing. The fact that it’s with with a wife? Ok. But it’s a universal story. Who the fuck can’t relate to that? Of course there’s a fear that an audience will go, ‘Oh, no, I don’t relate to a lesbian’. Take that out. Do you relate to somebody not loving you anymore? Do you relate to getting too drunk and making a mistake that you can’t take back? I think you do. This story could be any colour, any race, any ethnicity, any gender. I don’t mean to take away from the fact that it’s lesbian orientated, because that’s massive and amazing, but I think the point is it’s just another fucking story, and who can’t relate to that? There’s so much more opportunity to tell queer stories now. The internet just ust changedchange the game.