Sisters: Antonia's new family
Kiwi actor Antonia Prebble is the star of our favourite new Aussie drama, Sisters.
You can stream Season 1 of Sisters right here.
Antonia stars as Edie Flanagan, one of three sisters, who never knew they were related… until now.
A fertility scandal reveals that dozens of people living all over Australia, share the same father.
Three completely different women, with nothing in common, besides their DNA.
The Sisters explore their new identities together, growing closer and rediscovering what it means to be a family.
Here’s what Antonia had to say about her new role.
What can you tell us about your character Edie, and how you identify with her?
Edie is a really interesting woman, she’s at a crossroads in her life.
She’s really grappling with the fundamental question of “who is she?” The show in general deals with the question of identity - who are we what makes us who we are.
Edie, she’s a very structured, ordered person. The pillars of her life are her marriage, her job, her relationships. At the time when we meet her, she’s questioning a lot about who she is. So it’s quite a complex time for her, and she’s doing her best to navigate some pretty difficult issues.
We’re quite different in some ways, but I understand her. I empathise with her a lot.
I think if I was in her position, I would deal with it slightly differently. She’s someone who’s not afraid of conflict at all, whereas I’m someone who tends to avoid it. Edie’s not afraid to just take the bullets, for whatever cause she believes in.
The way we think is quite similar though, our rhythm. Her energy is fast and forward-focused, she’s always thinking a few steps ahead. She’s also quite driven and ambitious, and I think that’s what I relate to.
What was your favourite Sisters scene to film?
(Without spoilers!) There was one particular scene in a later episode, which is with the sisters and another character that gets introduced later.
It involves a certain bodily function … and we laughed SO much when it was getting filmed. To the point where we didn’t know what we were going to do! We didn’t know how we were going to get the scene done, because we were in absolute hysterics. It was wonderful and stressful in equal measures.
When us three women are together, they just crack me up. My favourite scenes are always with the other two girls, Lucy and Maria, who play my sisters. It’s the heart of the show, and they’re such wonderful actresses.