Georgie Parker is currently taking a break from filming Home and Away, and she tells Yahoo Lifestyle about her exit plan.
GEORGIE PARKER: I'm lucky that with "Home and Away" or any other TV productions I've been involved with, I've been very fortunate that I kind of put it out there if it's going to be long term that I need time out to do plays. And Channel Seven has always been very generous with letting me do that and ask for that. So yeah, I just get it written into my contract. So the negotiation is more does it suit the storyline? I think because "Hone and Away" revolves around the younger cast members it doesn't break any storylines in half if I take time out to go. So yeah, so I'm lucky in that way.
Oh look, I'm very fortunate that they're very flexible and they let me go to do other things, which is very important to me. And I'm very, very grateful for it. Look, I mean, I adore working with Ray. I adore working with Emily. And they're there the cast that I usually revolve around a lot, and Lynn and Ada and Jimmy. And honestly, while Ray's there, I wouldn't leave because my character is his daughter and my storyline revolves around him. While Ray is on the show, I won't be going anywhere.
Mark Murray, who's the artistic director of the ensemble, decided to revisit the piece again last year when we did a big sort of celebration of David's 50 years in the industry. We did a piece from it, just a scene from it, and everyone went, oh, this is good. And Mark said we should relaunch it, we should do another production of it.
This is a great play that was written by David Williamson 13 years ago actually this year, and Glenn Hazelton and I did it originally 13 years ago. And we had a ball. We were both sort of in our mid to-- he was in his early but no, you were 39. oh my God. He was a baby and I was in my mid-forties. And when we first did the play, because of our ages it sort of resonated in a certain way. And now that we're 13 years older, the whole play resonates in a very different way because things mean different things to you when you're older and you feel like options might be running out.
And I just think the comedy hits in a different way, and yeah, so it's matured into a really interesting and fun, volatile, two people who are completely ill matched together finding a way to be together kind of way. Yeah, so it's a good old rom com, really.
Mark Murray is just brilliant. I've been lucky enough to work with him quite a few times actually. I think twice as a director now, and twice as an actor, and three times as a-- I can't remember, but I've been working with him for about 18 years now. And he's just fantastic. And I adore working with him and he's also quite a good mate. I it's just a fun, vibrant, exciting, challenging room when we're rehearsing.