Doctor Doctor cast: “We were lucky”
Fans applaud the finale while the Nine drama cast are grateful for being able to wrap up their storylines.
Doctor Doctor fans last night farewelled the Nine drama after 5 seasons.
Ahead of the ending cast including Rodger Corser, Tina Bursill, Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Hayley McElhinney, and Chloe Bayliss reflected on the show’s 5 seasons.
Rodger Corser said, “Unlike a lot of other shows, we got to write to the ending, and we all knew what was coming. A lot of shows get taken off air and never get that sense of closure. We were lucky enough… it’s like the third act of rom-com.”
Tina Bursill noted how fortunate they were to make an Australian drama beyond one season.
“We were just so lucky,” she said, “and it’s so wonderful because of the great writers and everybody that’s part of our family – the cast and the crew- have (been) beyond expectations. It’s just been a fantastic five years. I’m really proud of it too. I’m really proud to say that we are a wholesome Australian family of many people (and) creatives.”
Bursill also recalled getting a casting call after nearly 2 years of not working.
“I hadn’t worked because I was full time carer at home with my father. My father died and my agent six weeks later rang to say ‘They want to see you for this thing.’ And I said, ‘No, I have no interest whatsoever in the world. I just need to do, what I need to do.’ And out of this, I was convinced to go and audition, which I did.”
Despite little interest in gaining the role, Bursill landed the part of matriarch Meryl Knight.
“It was a really huge moment for me to be doing Doctor Doctor on the heels of my father and my mother dying. And I ended up in another family. And I’ve always said that whatever jobs we do, in this industry, we attach ourselves to a group of people. In this instance it was a family. And that family is the Knight family, the (producers) Easy Tiger family and Channel Nine.”
#DoctorDoctor My heart is breaking that this show is ending when it’s finally just getting started…again! How is this series even cancelled is beyond belief??? Maybe channel 9 needs a ‘second opinion’.
— DADL (@dancealldaylong) June 23, 2021
Arg right in the feels, I’m still sobbing. #DoctorDoctor
— 💧C A R L E Y (@carleycarleyb) June 23, 2021
thankyou for visiting Whyhope. What a lovely final scene #doctordoctor
— Tina Evans (@TinaJaneEvans) June 23, 2021
Ahhhh..Thankyou for a fitting ending and cheers to a great Australian home grow production, fantastic ensemble Aussie cast, and great writing and storytelling..never in doubt..you did it Hugh #doctordoctor🤗😏😉
— RosaBaggers (@BaggersRosa) June 23, 2021
— Chris Robinson (@Deansmum) June 23, 2021
Whilst it’s a sad day as a #doctordoctor #9doctordoctor fan that was a beautiful way to end❤️I’m really going to miss all the Knight fam & co & their stories,but i’m so grateful for the 5 fantastic years we had.
What an awesome ride it’s been.
Thank you to all involved👏🏽👏🏽
— #TeamDaSilva 23 (@23Teamdasilva) June 23, 2021