Who’s most likely to be late, either at the airport, on set or for an appointment?
BROWN I fear this will be me. And Miguel will especially love saying it’s me. But it’s clearly just because, as the one who does the most travel, more flights means more chances of missing one. Right, guys? Guys?
KELLER It pains me to say it, because I love him so much, but Chris is guaranteed to be the one to lope in at the last minute.
DU BOIS Agree, it’s definitely Chris. But only because he always has so much on, and is always squeezing a little more in.
MAESTRE Gringo! But who can blame him when he always has so many things to carry to the set.
Who is most likely to forget lines, crack up or mess up on camera?
BROWN Miguel. Barry once referred to him as a walking “encyclopaedia of stupidity”, which beautifully sums up his ability to find something unpredictable and amusing in just about every situation.
MAESTRE I’m the worst person to read a script, but we don’t really have much scripting on The Living Room, thankfully. If you try to tell me what to say, I’ll likely get it back to front but it makes us all laugh. Yesterday they wanted me to say “couch potato” and I said “potato on the couch”. Being Spanish, English isn’t my first language and I mess up.
KELLER Miguel will crack up at his own mispronunciation of words.
DU BOIS Miguel and Chris are quite mischievous on set and they make us laugh.
What was the last gift you received from one of your co-stars?
DU BOIS For my 60th, Amanda gave me something I definitely didn’t have – a golden toothbrush!
BROWN Miguel always brings the cheese. Quite literally, he’s always giving us different cheeses and beers that he makes himself. It’s great.
KELLER Miguel bought me a vintage chicken teapot at an op shop and it was just perfect.
MAESTRE Amanda gave me the most amazing cocktail shaker, which is made from the skin of a stingray. Barry bought me an amazing knife made by a Japanese metal worker. And Gringo got me a professional lens for my camera, it’s great for taking portrait photos.
Who has a surprising skill or hidden talent that we don’t know about?
DU BOIS Miguel is quite a good artist, he’s a great painter.
BROWN Amanda’s singing voice is actually remarkable. She should definitely use it more often.
MAESTRE Amanda has so many secret talents. What lots of people don’t know is that she’s an amazing baker. Because Amanda is the host, we don’t talk about it much but she always sends me photos.
KELLER Chris is a card-carrying member of Spotlight and takes his costumes for fancy dress very seriously!
What is your favourite segment or story that you work on with one of your castmates in the upcoming season?
MAESTRE My favourite segments are always the ones when all four of us are involved. It’s hard to choose a favourite, it’s like choosing a favourite child.
BROWN Amanda sitting at the helm of a 4WD caravan and making her way through tricky terrain is hilarious, and probably the perfect metaphor for this show.
DU BOIS We all work together a lot this season, which is great. I haven’t done up a caravan before so I loved renovating that for the first episode. And getting to cook with Miguel is a real treat!
(The Living Room premieres Fri., Mar. 26, 7.30pm on Network Ten)
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