If former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally was the inspiration for Toni Collette’s characterisation as the fictional NSW Premier in Rake last night, she wasn’t fazed.
On Twitter last night she said:
“It seems I missed something tonight on some TV show called #Rake. Suddenly I’m getting tweets about it. I’m nonplussed.”
Responding to a tweet that there was even “a tribute Kflick tonight… ” she replied, “Ah, the hair. Has a life of its own.”
Instead the former Premier turned Basketball Australia CEO was far more interested in the AusGliders competing at the Paralympics, also on the ABC. After staying up late, she was rewarded for her support.
“@AusGliders WIN! Defeat USA. Into the Gold Medal Match! AMAZING GAME. Well done Gliders!”
Of course, as Richard Roxburgh told TV Tonight, the character wasn’t based on any one individual.
“She’s not really based on anybody. People will draw some conclusions because she’s female and she’s a Premier but she’s a Liberal Party Premier,” he said.
“I guess what we’re describing is a world that is conceivable now. It’s conceivable that a Liberal Party Premier could be somebody like Toni Collette.”