Mer­maid’s tale dou­ble take for Heine

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - LISA SIM­MONS LISA.SIM­[email protected]

AC­TRESS Cariba Heine, who got her break on the Gold Coast-filmed in­ter­na­tional kids hit H20 Just Add Wa­ter, has slipped back into her tail to film for the show’s se­quel, Mako Mer­maids.

“It’s a bit like rid­ing a bike. You won­der if you’ve for­got­ten what to do, but it all comes flood­ing back and you’re off and away,’’ said the Los An­ge­les-based, Bris­bane-reared ac­tress.

Heine will ap­pear in the last two episodes of sea­son three of the in­ter­na­tional kids hit which airs in Aus­tralia on Chan­nel 10 mul­ti­chan­nel Eleven and Net­flix world­wide.

She reprises her role as Rikki Chad­wick, work­ing along­side a new gen­er­a­tion of mer­maids Is­abel Du­rant ( Dance Academy) as On­d­ina; Cana­dian Al­lie Ber­tram ( Sucker Punch) as Mimmi and Linda Ngo as Weilan.

Heine won’t re­veal how her char­ac­ter resur­faces but the show’s mak­ers have re­leased a pic­ture of the four in the mag­i­cal Mako pool, a lo­ca­tion that fea­tures in both TV se­ries.

“I don’t want to spoil any sur­prises but I will say it’s not what any­one will ex­pect,” she said.

“I read the script and thought, I re­ally love this.’’

Heine had been in and out of the US un­til mak­ing the move full time to Los An­ge­les in Fe­bru­ary and says re­turn­ing for Mako on the Gold Coast was a bit like com­ing home.

“It’s amaz­ing how many of the crew are the same. It’s been lovely to catch up,’’ she said.

“It feels like I’m watch­ing my­self and the oth­ers, one step re­moved.”

Pic­ture: VINCE VAL­I­TUTTI

Back home — Cariba Heine is film­ing Mako Mer­maids on the Coast.

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