What's coming up for Brian?
What’s been the one scene which was the most fun to film from what we’ve already seen?
Meeting the parents was extremely enjoyable. It is always a nervous situation when a new partner meets parents for the first time. And given Brian is so alien to relationships, I think he would rather face the Springbok forward pack than Emma’s parents. Because of the comedy involved in playing this story line it was thoroughly enjoyable and I got a chance to work with Peter McCauley (Emma’s father), who I worked with on Shortland Street many moons ago.
What’s the one moment that you think defines your character most this year?
When Brian had to tell Emma her mother had passed away. Despite his wandering eye, he loves Emma and is her rock.
Who’s the most fun to act opposite in a scene and why?
I thoroughly enjoy the scenes with Shane, the boy’s scenes. The writers have defined friendship between Mac and Brian very well. It is always fun playing scenes where the lads are talking to each other and not discussing their feelings. I also like the banter between Michelle and Brian, two characters cut from the same cloth - they give each other heaps.
What’s been the trickiest part to film?
I found the birth scene quite tricky emotionally and I don’t know why to be honest. I was at the birth of my son 15 years ago and loved the experience. What I can say is that Romy was absolutely superb in that scene.
Having read the scripts/finished filming, what’s the scene are you most looking forward to/most nervous about seeing on TV?
I am looking forward to the mancation the most with Mac Brian and Nige played by a wonderful actor Tim Foley. Story fantastic, full of temptation and fun and the scenery in the Far North is to die for. Boom!