THREE’S A CHARM
The girl gang heading up the Picnic At Hanging Rock remake.
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