“TV is a beast,” Mauboy says with a laugh. “I was scared every single day” over the course of filming the 6-part series. “I really had to pysch myself up sometimes” to play pub singer Billie Carter. “She’s an Indigenous woman. I am, too—I’m a living example of it. But I’ve never been that expressive about it … I really had to take her story back home to Darwin with me, ask questions, watch my aunties bring their children up on their own. I feel very honoured to be filling these shoes.”
Now she’s delivered the most challenging project of her career, does her recent move with Magriplis mean there may be wedding bells—or even a family—in Mauboy’s own future?
“I love the idea of having children with Themeli,” Mauboy replies. “I love the idea of being married to him. We already kind of are. I can see the colours, I can feel the energy. One day, I hope it happens. Going back to children? I love kids. But not at this time. Maybe in the next two years. Billie is my life at this point!”
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