Vintner Role for Paikea
New Zealand actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, has begun filming The Vintner’s Luck, based on Elizabeth Knox’s novel of the same name and directed by Niki Caro. Castle-Hughes told the New Zealand Herald she was initially nervous playing her first adult role. “But now I’m really looking forward to it. It is going to be a challenge, but I love challenges,” the 18-year-old said. She plays the vintner’s wife, Céleste opposite Belgian actor Jeremie Renier. Best known for her role as Paikea in Caro’s 2002 Whale Rider, Castle-Hughes was at the recent Berlin Film Festival promoting Australian comedy Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueberger.