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TV star says writers need to get with the times, or ‘get out’

One of the big winners at this year’s Logies was the outstanding drama Wentworth.

But one of the most loved characters was missing from the stage.


When Bea Smith was killed in the final episode of Season 4, it ignited a collective gasp from fans when they realised one of their favourites would not be returning.

And while Bea is no longer on our screens, the actress who plays her, Danielle Cormack, remains a staple in Aussie dramas.

With roles in Underbelly, Rake and Wentworth, she has now delved into a new role in the latest season of Jack Irish, alongside Guy Pearce.

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She explains the writers were “really open” about developing female characters, an issue she says is vital in the industry today.

“The writers were really open and this is so important now because there’s a huge conversation about the agency of female characters on our screens.

“[The writers] were incredibly open to really fleshling out the characters… that was just a joy.”

Danielle says if you’re in the industry and you’re not crafting your characters around the current discussion then “get out”.

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You can watch Jack Irish Sunday nights at 8.30pm on the ABC