A wonderful thing happened last night.
Our two favourite things – Offspring and Chrissie Swan – came together and the result was mighty awesome.
The second episode of Offspring was Chrissie’s first and we were so excited about the appearance, we decided to ask her a few questions. Here’s what she had to say:
1. How did your appearance on Offspring come about?
I follow Michael Lucas on Twitter. He is one of the senior writers on Offspring and had told him many times what a genius he was/is as I am obviously a fan of him and the show. I must’ve been on top of his mind when he was writing the scene so never underestimate the power of Twitter to change your life!
2. You’re best known for your work on TV and radio as a presenter. What was it like to make a transition to a show that’s more scripted?
It’s true I’ve never had a script before and it was hard to find the discipline to learn it. Can I confess that I actually had it written down in front of me and I glanced at it throughout my scene and ad libbed a bit too!
3. Do you love Offspring as much as the rest of Australia? Why do you think we love it so much?
Well first, I think it looks like how I’d like my life to look. It’s just so beautiful. It’s set in my hometown too which I am in love with, so I love seeing it represented so beautifully. Everyone looks great. The houses are wonderful. The clothes are gorgeous. There’s not a single character in Offspring I wouldn’t love to have over for a scone and a cuppa. And they’re FUNNY. I rate funny very highly. Offspring makes me *feel*, which is a wonderful thing.
4. Do you have any Offspring rituals – anything you do every Wednesday night when it’s on?
I have a lot of kids and I get up early for work so I actually watch Offspring on Thursday when I get home from work. I lock myself in the kids playroom, kick off Bubble Guppies and enjoy my 42 minutes uninterrupted!