By LUCY ORMONDE
So it’s been a big week for Offspring fans.
BIG week. There have been a lot of ugly, messy tears, a few sickies from work, a little bit of wearing black out of respect.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent around seven days counting down for the next episode. I know it’s just a TV show, but I need to know that Nina’s going to be OK. I want to believe that Billie’s going to be back to normal. And I hope that the Proudmans will rally together.
Anyway, I just spent the past 15 minutes and 57 seconds speaking to
Patrick Matt Le Nevez from Offspring (excuse me for a second while I pick myself up off the floor) asking him what’s it’s been like to be the man that everyone’s talking about this week.
MM: Have you been surprised by the reaction to last week’s show?
It’s been a funny surprise. I didn’t expect it to be this big but in saying that, I’m also kind of honoured that people are grieving for Patrick. I thought it was such a beautiful episode last week. I watched it with fresh eyes and thought Asher (Keddie) and Kate (Jenkinson) were just phenomenal. We had our biggest audience of the year and it’s a real testament to those two actors – they were brilliant.
MM: Have you been out and about this week? Have you been approached by any fans?
(Jokes) I’ve been walking around with a box of Kleenex just in case.
I was working up until the weekend on another film on the Gold Coast and I just got back to Melbourne in the middle of this ‘Patrick Storm.’ It’s been a little bit overwhelming – but in saying that it’s also been really nice to see that Patrick and the show have touched a chord with people.