Friday, July 19, 2019

Cold River of Torrrents:Celia Pacquola

 Please do not let my best half know about my opinion about Celia's savvyness ;-)

'It was so delicious': Celia Pacquola on feminism, sexism and bad guys


It’s the 1890s in the gold fields of Australia. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny! 

The Torrents - Sydney Theatre Company

"Hello! I find it's always easier to start talking because there's no beep sounds or anything when it transfers. I've often sat there in silence for quite some time."
I'm on the phone to Celia Pacquola, and it's hard to imagine the award-winning comedian and actor ever sitting in silence for quite some time.

Celia Pacquola loved the idea of being able to give lost classic The Torrents "the audience it deserves”.
Celia Pacquola loved the idea of being able to give lost classic The Torrents "the audience it deserves”.

Over the past 13 years or so, the 36-year-old has carved an enviable career around a girl-next-door personality that can make it easy to overlook the hard work that goes into a successful and sustainable career.
Today, however, she is in Melbourne, working from home in her ugg boots and downing cups of peppermint-and-ginger tea.
"It's all very exciting, very showbiz," she says.
Pacquola has her best mate and writing partner Luke McGregor with her for company, as they get a head start on writing season four of their ABC show Rosehaven.
There is a small hiccup: it's yet to be confirmed if the charming Tasmanian comedy has a fourth season, which seems ridiculous given its popularity here and overseas, but the pair are plotting away regardless.
On the upside, the break does mean it's the first time in four years Pacquola hasn't spent a winter in Tasmania, where they film around the state's south in the Huon and Derwent valleys, clad in two layers of thermals and a fine selection of the region's best second-hand knitwear....

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