What's coming up for Catherine?
Tandi Wright teases what's ahead for Catherine in Nothing Trivial.
Where are Catherine and Jules at the beginning of series
They're giving it all they've got. They're trying to do the right thing by Celeste, trying to be good parents and to be good to each other. That's what I love about this show - no one is a bad person, everyone is trying to do the right thing but life is complicated and rarely turns out how you plan it.
How does Catherine and Celeste's relationship develop
during season 2?
Actually, they go through the fire. Celeste is going through the mess of emerging adulthood, and she's not terribly impressed with how Catherine deals with that. But Catherine just wants to guard her cub and keep her safe. In the end they're a bit battered and bruised, but probably closer.
Have you enjoyed working with Tim Balme and Manon
I couldn't want for a better family to play with. I have known and worked with Tim for many years prior to this so we have this very easy, jokey, shorthand. The relief of having a great love interest to work with is insane. Manon is a complete star. I know she's got a brilliant career ahead, because not only can she sing, dance and is drop-dead gorgeous, but she's also sweet and kind and clever and hard-working. This profession can knock you around if you don't have your feet on the ground, but I know she's going to be just fine. I look forward to watching her ascendancy.
How does Catherine and Mac's relationship unfold during
Ah, now that would be telling! Clearly they have a great connection and there's an attraction there, and that doesn't go away just because you're trying to ignore it. But it's actually harder for them to be friends, because it's dangerous for them. But then they get frustrated because they're not as close as they were. It's complicated - which is why it's such fun to play and also why it's great drama.
What's the best piece of trivia you've picked up from
Debbie Newby Ward does the best monkey impressions I've ever seen!
How have you enjoyed working with various directors and
Can I just say how much I love NZ crews? I have nothing but respect and admiration. They are fun, hard-working, uncomplaining and bloody good at what they do. This has got to be one of the happiest jobs I've ever worked on. We have a new director every two episodes and each has their own strengths and quirks, which I really love. It's nice to get a blast of fresh energy from them.