Home and Away's Georgie Parker reveals how long she plans to stay on the show
Georgie Parker is currently taking a break from filming Home and Away, and she tells Yahoo Lifestyle Australia about her exit plan.
GEORGIE PARKER: I'm lucky that with "Home and Away" or any other TV productions that 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 7 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 "Home 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 the cast that I usually revolve around a lot, and Lin, 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.
Michael 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, you know, 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-- oh, 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 not-- 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, you know, 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.
Michael Murray is just brilliant. I've worked-- 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. Three times as a-- I can't remember, but I've been working with him since-- for about 18 years now. And he's just fantastic. And I adore working with him. And he's also-- he's also quite a good mate. And I-- it's just a fun, vibrant, you know, exciting, challenging room when we're rehearsing.