It’s been a big year for the Australian actress, with a pivotal role in the sixth season of Wentworth and now a return performance in ABC’s game-changing series Black Comedy! Who caught up with 28-year-old to chat about life, the show and what we can expect from the new season of the hit series.
WHO: What can we expect from Black Comedy Season 3?
New talent and new material. It’s always exciting to see new talent come through, like the beautiful and talented Maci Johnson, stand-up comedian David Woodhead and internet sensation Bush Tucker Bunjie, who all make their debut.
WHO: How would you sum up the experience of being involved in the show?
Lots of fun! I spent weeks smiling and laughing. In particular, I enjoyed watching the crew try to not corpse it while filming.
WHO: What are some of the positive outcomes you’ve seen from Black Comedy airing?
When viewers take the gags and make them their own. The show has also been a huge inspiration to many, especially to our community. There’s one thing blackfellas are good at and that’s having a good laugh.
WHO: Away from acting, you’ve been quite involved in activism and raising awareness of issues that are important to you...
I wouldn’t call myself an activist but I do think it’s important to raise awareness when people aren’t treated fairly, especially children.
WHO: Do you see Black Comedy as another way to raise awareness, but by making people laugh instead of making them angry about issues?
Comedy is definitely a great way to talk about what’s happening in the world, and Black Comedy uses this medium to talk about the political and social issues in Australia.
WHO: We’ve also seen you on Wentworth this season. Is that a career highlight?
Equally, Wentworth and Black Comedy are highlights in my career. They are completely different shows but both very challenging in their own ways.
Black Comedy returns Sept. 19 at 9.30pm on the ABC.