SHORT AND SWEET
Actors have been known to pad that “special skills” section of the CV. Ever been tempted? Out of acting school, I put “mime” on the list and wound up in an audition for a car commercial, “sitting” without a chair. Didn’t get it, but I also didn’t get a lot of the non-mime jobs either, so it evened out. Before TV, you did a lot of Shakespeare. Can you knock out some Hamlet? I could probably make it through two lines, but it would depress the hell out of everyone. The guy has some baggage. Your new miniseries Fighting Season centres on a platoon in Afghanistan. Soldiers need to be highly athletic and very fit. How many push-ups can you do? Maybe I’d get to 40 or 50. Am I overshooting it there, do you think? The young guys I acted with were super-fit. I met them, did boot camp, came back… and they were even fitter. How would you go as a real soldier? More Rambo or Tropic Thunder? Oh, Tropic Thunder, absolutely. Boot camp helped, but it made me realise how hopelessly unprepared my body was for what lay ahead. Fighting Season premieres 8.30pm tonight on Foxtel’s Fox Showcase.