Gigi Edgley on Channel 9′s Tricky Business
It’s the show Channel 9 are hoping will do for them what Packed To The Rafters managed for Channel 7 and Gigi Edgley, the star of Tricky Business, thinks her new role as a single mum will gel with the audience. Edgley has been talking to the Herald Sun/News.Com.Au about the series and co-starring alongside former Young Talent Time icon Debra Byrne.
Sitting in the offices of casting agents Mulliners, reading the pilot script, the 34-year-old says she had no hesitation in signing up for single motherhood.
“The whole vibe of episode one just completely blew me away; like I was bawling, then I was laughing, then I had goosebumps. The casting girls were coming in going ‘are you all right?’ It was just fabulous,” Edgley says.
“I’m happy to play a mum; you can pretty much throw anything at me and as long as it’s got a strong script, I’m very very happy to play it.”
The fact she would be playing opposite her on-screen mother Debra Byrne was also a drawcard both professionally and personally.
The resilient Byrne has had major highs, but more than her share of devastating lows, in a stage and screen career spanning 30 years.
Enduring an abusive childhood and the pressures that came with being a teen star on the original Young Talent Time, she has only recently made peace with herself over the drug addiction and dysfunction that followed and saw her life spiral out of control.
Tricky Business Begins Next Monday @ 9.30pm on Channel 9