Love Me actor Heather Mitchell has racked up north of 100 screen credits and trodden stages across this country, carving out an impressive career since the 80s, ensuring she’s one of our hardest-working and most in-demand actors. But some roles are an instant ‘no’ from Mitchell these days.
‘Honestly, until a few years ago, the only roles I got offered in film and television literally were called the mother, the wife or the grandmother,’ she says, with a note of exasperation in her instantly recognisable voice. ‘And I decided, I will not read another script where the women are called that. I just don’t want to be doing that anymore.’