Good grief solid from left Josh Thompson, Sophie Hambleton, Eve Palmer, Grace Palmer and Vinnie Bennett
Showbiz sisters Eve and Grace Palmer have joined forces to jot down and star in new TV sequence Good Grief.
“That is our first time working collectively, and hopefully not our final,” Grace advised Spy. “Having the chance to work alongside a sister is tremendous particular. We’re chalk and cheese, however have all the time been very shut. We won’t keep mad at one another for greater than 5 minutes.”
The sisters – daughters of TV producers Janine Morrell-Gunn and Tony Palmer – are the power behind the brand new TVNZ OnDemand comedy which follows two fictional sisters who inherit a funeral dwelling.
Grace is understood for her roles on Shortland Avenue and The Useless Lands whereas Eve has made a reputation for herself as a presenter and reporter on TV and radio, most lately on The Adam and Eve present.
Eve, 31, performs Ellie Goode and Grace, 25, performs Gwen within the new sequence. Ellie is again the place she spent many summers as a toddler, decided to uphold her koro’s legacy, and excited to spend time together with her sister. Gwen, then again, does not like being round useless individuals and might’t wait to get to Bali and develop into a DJ. With shared possession of the funeral dwelling, the sisters have to juggle their already strained relationship whereas additionally working with three staff – none who need the sisters as their new bosses.
Funnyman Josh Thompson and actors Sophie Hambleton and Vinnie Bennett spherical out the solid.
“We’re so grateful to have labored with such sensational actors,” stated Grace. “Each second on set was a bloody blast, and we nearly weed our pants 92473929 instances. Josh, Sophie and Vinnie are all so splendidly wacky in their very own method, and introduced buckets of aptitude to the script.”
The sisters say they did not watch hit actuality present The Casketeers till after they filmed their present in August – however say they now have a brand new appreciation for the Tipene household.
“One may assume we have now a morbid fascination with dying. Don’t be concerned, we do not. Nevertheless, there is a actually fascinating business of people that take care of dying on the day by day and that is a world we wished to discover,” says Grace.
The pair say their present is humorous, feel-good, awkward, quirky, devastating, rewarding and human.
“It is a story about two girls making an attempt to get their shit collectively. And by dealing with dying day-after-day, in all its heartbreak and wonder, they begin to get a greater deal with on life,” says Eve.
The pair recall an unforgettable scene the place Ellie and Gwen needed to costume a corpse for the primary time.
“The corpse was performed by a really skilled aged gentleman – who, simply in case you had been confused, was completely alive. It was a weird expertise and we laughed masses. Regardless of having written the scene, nothing might put together us for the actual factor. We now have a lot admiration for all of the fabulous funeral administrators on the market! Tino pai,” says Grace.
The present will display this Summer time and the sisters say they are going to watch their premiere with buddies and whanau, within the sunshine toasting with a G&T and Kombucha.