Q&A Ac­tor Rodger Corser on his su­per­hero “ex­piry date” and what he made of this year’s Lo­gies.

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It’s a week out from Father’s Day. So this is a great op­por­tu­nity to drop gift hints to your four kids… What’s re­ally good about Father’s Day is it’s not re­ally about what I want; it’s more about what the kids want from the store they set up at school. They bring home some­thing and they’re re­ally ex­cited about it. Mugs are big. Mugs with “World’s Best Dad” writ­ten on it. They’re sup­posed to keep it a se­cret, but more of­ten than not they blow it and let it slip two days be­fore. How will you spend the day? With the whole fam­ily. We don’t nec­es­sar­ily go out for lunch. We might do a bike ride, or what­ever the kids want to do.

You film away from home a lot. How do you jug­gle work and fam­ily life? I’m lucky that my wife Re­nae [ac­tor Re­nae Berry] has de­cided to stay at home with the kids un­til they’re all at school. I don’t have to do the jug­gling. I think I get the easy job, be­ing able to get to go away overnight and fo­cus on ca­reer. Re­nae has it a lot tougher than I do.

This is your fourth sea­son play­ing Dr Hugh Knight in Doc­tor Doc­tor. Do you feel con­fi­dent dish­ing out med­i­cal ad­vice to fam­ily and friends? [Laughs.] To be hon­est, when I think of how much I have picked up, the an­swer is pretty much next to noth­ing. The short an­swer is: I wouldn’t trust me with your life.

Dr Hugh Knight was fa­mously once a Cleo Bach­e­lor of the Year. Were you ever nom­i­nated? When I was 25 and

I was do­ing my first job, the stage show Rent, I was nom­i­nated by a pub­li­cist for the show. I did a photo shoot, went along to a cock­tail party… and was pipped at the post by the Blue Wig­gle.

Would you ever do a mu­si­cal again?

I wouldn’t say never, but it would be some­thing I’d have to work to­wards and get a vo­cal coach. I don’t think I’d ever play lead with eight songs or some­thing. But, you know, never say never.

The char­ac­ter you play in ABC’s Gl­itch has risen from the dead. Which dead celebrity would you pick to have a chat with? I grew up want­ing to be a rock star, so I would choose one of those fa­mous mu­si­cians who passed away at the mag­i­cal age of 27 – Jim Mor­ri­son or Jimi Hen­drix.

Aus­tralian men do pretty well as su­per­heroes. Have you been tempted to head over to LA and make some

Marvel money? I’d have to work out a bit more. I think I’m get­ting past my ex­piry date for that [at 46], un­less they have a new su­per­hero called Mid­dleAged Man or Cap­tain Dad Joke.

As one of the nom­i­nees this year, what was your take on the Gold Lo­gie sit­u­a­tion? [Laughs.] I for­got about that, ac­tu­ally. At the end of the day, it is a

pop­u­lar-voted award cer­e­mony. Tom [Gold Lo­gie win­ner Tom Glee­son] did a great job of en­gag­ing his au­di­ence and get­ting them to vote for him. How can any­one get up­set about the win­ner of a pop­u­lar vote?

Gl­itch Sea­son 3 pre­mieres 9.40pm tonight on the ABC. Doc­tor Doc­tor is re­turn­ing soon to the Nine Net­work.

“I’m get­ting past my ex­piry date to play a su­per­hero – un­less it’s Cap­tain Dad Joke”

Rodger Corser AC­TOR In­ter­view by BREE PLAYER

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