“The only thing my stage character has in common with my TV one is the actor who plays them,” she laughs, adding, “But that’s why you act. I’m just lucky that I get the chance to do it.”
Certainly Georgie’s involvement with the Ensemble – “I think I’ve now done about eight plays with them,” she says – holds special meaning for the award-winning actress. For Georgie began working at the theatre during high school as a volunteer usher.
“When I was 16, I did work experience there and loved it so much,” she says. “I found that even though I couldn’t really do acting at that time because I was still at school, I could learn a lot from watching these amazing actors – people like Helen Morse – do the same play over a long period of time.
“It was a perfect environment for me as a 16-year-old. I still look back on it and think, ‘I remember that time, and I still remember the lessons I learnt from watching these people I admire so much’.”
Meanwhile, Georgie - who plays Roo Stewart on the hit Channel Seven show - promises there’s also still much to come for Alf’s beloved daughter Roo this year.
“The main thing for me is that I love the people I’m working with and we can work a bit of magic into what we do,” she says, smiling. “It’s really such a joy.”
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