After the much-lauded Neighbors finale last week, there’s been quite a bit of discussion around Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan having next to no dialogue in their scenes.
This contrasted considerably to the outpouring for Guy Pearce who featured in a major finale storyline, while the press have bizarrely speculated whether their ‘silence’ was due to everything from being paid by the word…to being unable to remember lines. Harsh.
Executive Producer Jason Herbison tells TV Tonight the timing of their secret shoot meant it stood apart from the final storylines.
“Our discussions with Jason (Donovan) and Kylie were always about making a small appearance. They didn’t want to overshadow the current cast or make the finale about them. We also filmed their scenes before I’d written the episode, so whatever we filmed had to fit in with that. I hate to see Kylie copping any criticism – she was nothing short of amazing on the day,” he said.
There have also been some reports stating that sets are being demolished on the Nunawading site.
This is incorrect.
“We haven’t made any decisions about the sets and nothing has been demolished,” Herbison continued.
“We are in the fortunate position of having the Nunawading studios for several more months and we will be utilizing the site for other productions, including Riptide, which is currently being filmed. This gives us plenty of time to make provisions.”
Riptide is in production by Fremantle for 10 / Channel 5.