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Theresa Healey: From Play School to Carmen...

Interview – 2012

Actor Theresa Healey first appeared on screen entertaining a generation of kids on Play School, having already supplied the voice for the show's famous opening. She won fame thanks to a five year stint as popular character Carmen Roberts on Shortland Street. Since then Healey has acted in a range of New Zealand TV dramas including Mercy PeakGo Girls and Filthy Rich. She has also acted in films JubileeSavage Honeymoon and Vermilion.

In this ScreenTalk, Healey talks about:

  • Learning not to look bored on the set of Play School
  • Being unsure of the director’s intentions on cult short film Kitchen Sink
  • Loving playing the ‘sassy’ Carmen on Shortland Street
  • Filming an embarrassing sex scene for Marlin Bay
  • Being unhappy with her work on Jubilee, and the differences between acting for television and film
  • Loving the experience of Dancing with the Stars, even though it was exhausting
  • Playing a money-obsessed mother on Go Girls
This video was first uploaded on 18 January 2012, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside