THREE’S A CHARM

The girl gang head­ing up the Pic­nic At Hang­ing Rock re­make.

ELLE (Australia) - - Contents -

LILY SULLIVAN

AS IF STAR­RING ALONG­SIDE DANIEL RAD­CLIFFE IN 2017’S

JUN­GLE AND TAK­ING ON A LEAD ROLE IN THE AUS­TRALIAN TELE­VI­SION RE­MAKE OF ROMPER

STOMPER WEREN’T ENOUGH, NOW SULLIVAN HAS HER SIGHTS SET ON WRIT­ING, TOO PIC­NIC AT HANG­ING ROCK IS SUCH A FORCE FOR WOMEN, AND MANY DIF­FER­ENT KINDS OF WOMEN. How the characters are por­trayed came from who Maddy [Madden], Sa­mara [Weav­ing] and I are as peo­ple. We were ex­plor­ing three characters that are told through ev­ery­one else’s per­cep­tion of them. I DE­SCRIBE MY CHAR­AC­TER, MI­RANDA, AS A WOMAN WHO WAS BORN IN THE WRONG TIME. She grew up on a cat­tle sta­tion and, out of all the girls, is chas­ing the clos­est thing to equal­ity. She’s a frus­trated woman who won’t ac­cept the ex­pec­ta­tions and rights of the time. I fell in love with the re­spect she has for her in­tu­ition. IT’S SCARY TO THINK HOW

REL­E­VANT THE STORY IS. The con­ver­sa­tion that’s hap­pen­ing [now] about the strength it takes to speak up for your­self – that’s ex­actly what these girls were do­ing. They were find­ing their own way to be true to them­selves, [be­cause of] a de­sire to not be moulded and groomed into some­thing they’re not. I’M WORK­ING ON A SHORT FILM WITH A FRIEND. [Writ­ing] has al­ways been there, but now sit­ting down and putting it into a script is some­thing that’s new. With so many women to­day get­ting their shows up, star­ring and di­rect­ing and killing it, it’s in­spir­ing. It’s an exciting time to be a fe­male ac­tor.

DON’T MISS: Pic­nic At Hang­ing Rock screens on Fox­tel from May 6

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.