Bree Peters has recently joined the cast of the beloved Australian Soap-Drama Home and Away as a member of the Parata family. Bree will be playing the role of Gemma, a recent widow and Mother, who has come to the bay with her family to build a new life.
This will be the first Kiwi family to be featured on the series, in an article published on Stuff, Bree shares, "I think when we started this show, the writers and creators of the show didn't really have a huge idea of what Māori could bring.
"They have an idea in Australia of all our best bits but there are other little bits that we bring that are authentically us. So they were really open to us bring as much of our culture as we can and the authenticity, so we brought a few of those things in."
"All I hope is that (and the boys do as well) we've set up lines of communication for other cultures including our aboriginal brothers and sisters to come through."
The former Shortland Street star is currently in rehearsals for the Pop Up Globe’s production of Emilia, "It's called a show called Emilia and it's directed by Miriama McDowell. It's about the dark lady in Shakespeare's sonnets and it's bringing her voice to that stage." Emilia opens on 4th March, you can book tickets here.