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Colin From Accounts star Emma Harvie reveals how her role in hit comedy show changed her life: ‘I really didn’t think I could be an actor’


Emma Harvie has revealed how her role in Colin From Accounts completely changed her life.

The actress plays Megan, or ‘Meggles’, in the hit comedy series, but admitted she didn’t think she could start a career in TV.

Emma, ​​who is originally from Sri Lanka, said she never saw anyone who looked like her on TV growing up and didn’t think she would «fit» in the industry.

«I really didn’t think I could be an actor and make money doing it – especially in Australia,» she told the Daily Telegraph.

«There wasn’t anyone on TV that looked like me, I didn’t think it would be a place for me to fit in, but somehow it worked out.»

Emma Harvie has revealed how her role in the global hit comedy Colin From Accounts completely changed her life

The actress plays Megan, or 'Meggles', in the popular series, but admitted she didn't always think she could start a career in television.

The actress plays Megan, or ‘Meggles’, in the popular series, but admitted she didn’t always think she could start a career in television.

Emma said how representation still affects her as she praised the casting of Ambika Mod in the lead role of Emma Morley in Netflix’s hit series One Day.

Emma said it was the first time she had seen a South Asian actress play a romantic lead where her ethnicity was irrelevant to the story as she detailed the huge impact it had on her.

«It meant something to me to see someone who looked like me doing that,» she said candidly.

«It’s so important that you can actually physically see someone who looks like you doing it — otherwise you just don’t know it’s a possibility.»

Emma, ​​who is originally from Sri Lanka, said she never saw anyone who looked like her on TV growing up and didn't think she would

Emma, ​​who is originally from Sri Lanka, said she never saw anyone who looked like her on TV growing up and didn’t think she would «fit in» in the industry.

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Emma told how representation still affects her as she praised the casting of Ambika Mod (pictured with Leo Woodall) in the lead role of Emma Morley in hit Netflix series One Day.

Emma told how representation still affects her as she praised the casting of Ambika Mod (pictured with Leo Woodall) in the lead role of Emma Morley in hit Netflix series One Day.

Emma also hinted at what fans can expect from Meggles in the second season of Colin From Accounts, which debuted in Australia on May 30, with a UK and US release date yet to be confirmed.

She teased that the new series is becoming a «real dating show» for her character and said that her heart is starting to be pulled in different directions.

Harriet Dyer, 35, and her husband Patrick Brammall, 48, co-created the comedy-drama Binge while taking on the lead roles of Ashley and Gordon.

The first eight-part series saw their complex characters come together after a fatal car crash and an injured dog, and quickly gained worldwide acclaim.

Harriet Dyer, 35, and her husband Patrick Brammall, 48, co-created the comedy-drama Binge while taking on the lead roles of Ashley and Gordon.

Harriet Dyer, 35, and her husband Patrick Brammall, 48, co-created the comedy-drama Binge while taking on the lead roles of Ashley and Gordon.

The second season continues to follow the misadventures of Gordon and Ashley as they navigate life and love in modern Sydney.

Colin From Accounts has been a huge hit in over 100 countries since the first series premiered in 2022.

Harriet and Patrick took home the AACTA Award for Best Narrative Comedy Series and two Logies for Best Actor and Best Actress.

The series also cleaned up at the Venice Television Awards, the European Broadcasting Union’s Rose d’Or and London’s C21 International Awards.



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