November 07, 2013
Keen interest in Times of Tem
Actor Temuera Morrison says he’s humbled by the interest in his new television programme.
The first episode of The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison was one of the top five most watched programmes this week.
He says times are tough for actors as there aren’t as many smaller independent ones being made as a few years ago, so actors are looking for alternative work in television or on the stage.
His programme came about after he told producer Bailey Mackie about the fly on the wall footage his friend Mike Jonathan was shooting.
"It all started when I was back in Rotorua at a marae and then that very same afternoon I was back in New Orleans filming my last Hollywood film, The Green Lantern, and it was a diverse transition, coming from Rotorua, being surrounded by Maoris down at the marae, and all of a sudden being in New Orleans, the whole Creole thing going, the jazz thing going, the music, so I thought it would be interesting to take a camera with me one day so my good friend Mike Jonathan, who is known as the Haka Boy, he joined me on a couple of my trips," Morrison says.
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