Picnic At Hanging Rock actress Madeleine Madden has revealed the stars of the reboot were hit with gastro while filming the series.
The 21-year-old said things got messy on the drama when a number of the actresses were hit with the stomach bug during a picnic scene.
Speaking to Woman’s Day, the indigenous actress called it one of the ‘worst moments’ on set.
‘A bunch of girls in white dresses with gastro wasn’t funny’ Picnic At Hanging Rock star Madeleine Madden reveals gastro outbreak on set of the reboot TV series
‘We all got gastro when we were shooting our picnic scene,’ she said.
The actress added she learnt to see the lighter side of the not-so-pretty experience.
‘A bunch of girls in white dresses with gastro wasn’t funny at the time – but now it’s hilarious,’ she added.
Not pretty! Speaking to Woman’s Day, the indigenous actress called it one of the ‘worst moments’ on set
The reboot stars Game Of Throne favourite Natalie Dormer, former Home and Away star Samara Weaving and Orange Is The New Black star, Yael Stone.
The actress, who plays bright mathematician Marion Quade in the reboot, also told the publication she is selective of the roles she chooses as an indigenous actress, because she wants to help celebrate indigenous stories.
Based on the 1975 Australian mystery drama by Peter Weir, the series follows the disappearance of several schoolgirls during a picnic on Valentine’s Day in 1900.
Trailblazer! Madeleine, who plays Marion Quade, said her character was a role model for for future generations of women
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph in April, Madeleine said her mixed-race character was a ‘trailblazer’.
‘She is a character that is just way before her time, but also a trailblazer for future generations of women,’ she revealed.
The Foxtel drama series has been met with universal acclaim after its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year.
Much praise! The Foxtel mini-series, based on the novel of the same name, was met with critical acclaim when it premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year
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