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Hero image for Tash Keddy on first crashing into Shortland Street

Tash Keddy on first crashing into Shortland Street

Web (Extras) – 2017

I have noticed that with sensationalising particular issues also comes a reduction of the natural depth that everyone possesses. I feel strongly that media outlets have a responsibility to not fall into the trap of just picking up and perpetuating clickbait-type stereotypes, as resisting this actively helps grow an environment where discrimination is harder to justify
– Tash Keddy on playing Blue in an NZ Herald Viva interview, 2016
We always seem to be surprising people with our respective complexities, I guess it can be easier for people to just see “gender identity” and not push past that.
– Tash Keddy on playing Blue in an NZ Herald interview, 2016
I think we have always tried to mirror diversity. It's not an issues based show, but we do explore issues through character.
– Shortland Street producer Maxine Fleming in the NZ Herald, ahead of Blue's debut, 12 March 2016