That's because she and McGregor have spent three years developing Rosehaven, a comedy based on one man's return — and his best mate's escape — to his rural Tasmanian hometown.
"Just the number of hours where it’s just been us two in a room or a car," Pacquola says, "I just know so many things about that man! I'm so grateful we haven't had a falling out. We've been really lucky we are still friends at the end of it."
Along the way, Pacquola has gotten McGregor hooked on drinking black coffee, making odd eating noises and constructing 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. McGregor, in turn, has made Pacquola into a Stephen King obsessive.
"It happened a couple years ago when we were in Tassy," Pacquola says. "Luke was telling me about It, the scary movie about the book. We were scouting around town and we went into a second-hand shop and there was a hardbound copy of It for one dollar. I said, 'It's a sign!' I bought it, and read it, and it scared me silly, and now I'm on a mission to read everything he's written."
As for what she and McGregor have created with Rosehaven, Pacquola beams with pride. "It's the best thing Luke and I could have made right now," she says, "and that's really cool."
To hear more from Celia Pacquola, pick up this week's issue of WHO on newsstands everywhere.
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