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obstetrics at Kings Cross Hospital in is “a far cry from Rooster”, and far more socially palatable, LaPaglia says.
LaPaglia, 44, grew up in Adelaide and relocated to the US almost 20 years ago, but is far from unfamiliar with the streets of Sydney’s Kings Cross, in which is set.
As a doctor he worked at St Vincent’s Hospital, in the neighbouring inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst, for a couple of years before he turned to acting “so I saw some of the colour from the Cross which spilled into the emergency room there”.