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Michala Banas talks about her latest projects and the rumours about the McLeod’s Daughters reboot

Michala Banas talks about her latest projects and the rumours surrounding the McLeod’s Daughters reboot


It appears lockdown hasn’t slowed down Kiwi actress Michala Banas.

The 42-year-old is working on a stage version of Boy Swallows Universe in Brisbane and could possibly be part of a rumoured McLeod’s Daughters reboot. 

In an interview with Stellar, the star said that she’s been pleased to be working in the Sunshine state during a time of uncertainty for the arts. 

Keeping busy: Michala Banas has talked about her latest projects and the rumours surrounding the McLeod’s Daughters reboot

‘You’re free to move around the city, after all. I am loving it, but I also feel guilty because so many of my friends can’t work at the moment. It’s been quite gutting, really,’ she said.

The actress reflected on the recent productions that have been shot in Queensland and also revealed how she got the opportunity to work as an ‘intimacy co-ordinator’ in the Netflix thriller series Clickbait. 

‘It’s great for Queensland and all the local crews and performers. Before this play, I worked on the Netflix series Clickbait as an intimacy co-ordinator.’

'I am loving it, but I also feel guilty because so many of my friends can’t work at the moment': The New Zealand actress says she has been pleased to be working in the Sunshine state during a time of uncertainty for the arts

‘I am loving it, but I also feel guilty because so many of my friends can’t work at the moment’: The New Zealand actress says she has been pleased to be working in the Sunshine state during a time of uncertainty for the arts

The Upper Middle Bogan star explained that the position, which was recently created in the US back in 2017 amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal, is ‘a stunt coordinator for intimate content.’

One of her most recognised roles was on the Nine drama series McLeod’s Daughters, which has come back into the spotlight with a reboot on the cards.

Michala states, however, that nothing has been set in stone.  

Coming back to Aussie TV? One of Michala's most recognised roles was on the Nine drama series McLeod's Daughters, which has come back into the spotlight with a reboot on the cards

Coming back to Aussie TV? One of Michala’s most recognised roles was on the Nine drama series McLeod’s Daughters, which has come back into the spotlight with a reboot on the cards

‘My understanding is that (creator) Posie Graeme-Evans is writing a feature that will be – and I could be wrong – a prequel about how Drover’s Run came to be,’ she said. 

‘I don’t know who’s going to be involved, which characters are in it, or if it’s going to get made. But I do understand it’s in the works, so there’s hope,’ the actress added. 

The beloved series ran for eight seasons between 2001 and 2009, with Michala starring as Kate Manfredi from season four to eight. 

Read more: In this week's issue of Stellar Magazine

Read more: In this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine

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