Emerging Actor Nathalie Morris Plays Teen Parent
“Every few years, a tabloid story pops up about a teenager who didn’t know she was pregnant until she started giving birth. We never really hear about what happens next. The new Australian series Bump explores this terrain, examining how two families cope,” Brigid Delaney writes for The Guardian. New Zealander Nathalie Morris plays teen parent, Oly.
“Morris delivers a star turn,” according to Delaney, “as pregnant teen Oly (Claudia Karvan plays her mum Angie). She sent her audition tape in from New Zealand.
“‘We didn’t have to see a second audition,’ Karvan says. ‘She was living and breathing Oly the moment we saw her.’”
Morris is a 2018 graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. She has also trained at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Italy, and with the Canberra Youth Theatre.
Original article by Brigid Delaney, The Guardian, December 28, 2020.
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