Delta Goodrem did not make her much anticipated return to acting this week, with the season debut of House Husband’s glaringly Delta-less.
But, she will be back on our screens soon, and just the thought of the backlash she might receive has made us a little bit nervous. Australia has an unfortunate history of not always treating Delta very well following her stints on TV.
Delta Goodrem will soon join the cast as Izzy Dreyfus, a Reading Recovery teacher at Nepean South school who rides a motorbike.
I think it’s just as well Delta didn’t appear in the first episode. It gives viewers way more time for their favourite pastime, Delta-bashing.
Note to self: Do not be a talented, lovely, versatile performer who through accident of birth is also stunning.
Delta Goodrem is back on our TV screens and this is why we are nervous.
In this week’s episode of The Binge, Laura Brodnik and Tiffany Dunk talked all things Delta, speculating that the Australian public loves Delta the singer and much more than Delta as a judge on The Voice or in any TV capacity.
“I actually think Delta will be better in a scripted drama than she is playing Delta and this is probably true of a lot of people who try and go on and host or play judges on shows,” Tiffany said.
“Sometimes they’re just better with a character to be behind. And you forget that Delta was also the star of a movie as well, she has more behind her and you know it was illnes that derailed her original acting career.”
“I’m really keen to see her. I think she’s going to win new fans and restore a few who may be turned off her from when she was too Delta on The Voice.”
Laura says she finds it quite sad that Delta can’t be herself on TV, saying that while her biggest strength is singing, her first two acting roles on Neighbours and in the Australian movie Hating Alison Ashley captured her well as a performer and a person. Often painting her as beautiful, charming and talented.
“It wasn’t until we saw her being herself on The Voice that people started to hate her, which is just crazy,” said Laura.