carsales Celebrity Drv Episode 16: Alan Fletcher

carsales Celebrity Drv Episode 16: Alan Fletcher


G’day guys, welcome to another episode of Celebrity Drv Today I’ve lined up the most unofficial tour of Erinsborough ever with Alan Fletcher, AKA Dr Karl Kennedy Ahh sweet whip No, no, no….we’re in Seventh time’s a charm How are you? Good brother, how are you? Very good indeed, couldn’t be better. Do you want to go Neighbours? Yes I’d absolutely love to Let’s go play on the Neighbours set Woooh she’s quick She is quick Hey Fletch, what are we in? We are in a Tesla S. It has a motor on each axel, fully electric It’s front and rear wheel drive? It’s just a different driving experience Who taught you to drive? Well my dad and my granddad taught me really, up on the farm I started when I was about 12, a Holden EH ute, 1964 and I drove it virtually everyday What age did you go for your license? The second I could. My first car was a Vauxhall Victor, but it didn’t have much power and I couldn’t drive up my street, I lived on a hill So I had to go round the block so I could come down the hill to get to the house Did you ever find yourself at the lowest point of Perth just stuck? Get a tow truck When did you get the drama bug? I got the drama bug at the age of 12. One day we were in rehearsals and everyone was belting out the song, the teacher said everyone just stop, stop, stop. Alan would you mind not singing? And ironically I ended up doing musicals, I must have learned something somewhere How are your pipes? They’re not bad, I’ve got a band and I do sing in some concerts and things and I can kind of hold a tune. What I love most is variety, I aim for mediocrity in everything. How long have you been on Neighbours? 25 years. The Kennedy family gelled with the audience so instead of doing the four year turnaround that a lot of families do, they said do you want to come back another year, another year. Every contract has been a year long. Maybe they don’t know that I’m still there? That background extra is very lippy What was your most outlandish storyline? I found a scratchy ticket in my house worth $7,000, so off I went on my errands and I lost the scratchy ticket. So I had to retrace my steps and the last place I went to was Toadie’s house. But Toadie coincidentally was hosting a naturalists lunch so everyone was nude. And I found the ticket stuck to Toadie’s ass… Did that depreciate in value? Was it only worth $3,500 after that? Aussies love Neighbours but the English lose their mind. In the UK it’s a delight. I’ve never had a bad experience Why would they abuse Dr Karl? You’ve had affairs, you’ve killed a few people. I mean your character on Neighbours has done some stuff as well. Exactly! The most famous affair I remember is Sarah Sarah, yeah. The show was just starting to dip a little bit so the producers came to us and they said we want to do this story where Karl has this affair and Jackie and I having established a really good relationship were just shattered But apparently it did a lot to get the show back on the road. A bit of spice. So this is us, this is great. How do you feel when you come up here? There’s no hierarchy in the place, everyone treats the Executive Producer the same way as they treat the clapper loader. And we banter, just laugh. Here we are at, am I right, Grease Monkeys. And we’ll jump out. I want to show you Lassisters. It’s time for me to make the jump from novice to professional actor, can you give me some help? Certainly, let’s create a scenario here, we’re on the bridge. What about my groundskeeper has died I’m going to give you that news, then I want you to move to a point of utter disintegration ACTION Your groundskeeper, he won’t be mowing your lawn next week Who’s going to trim the hedges? I don’t know mate What if the Lilies don’t flower next season I realise this is tough on you, I’m so sorry What about the agapanthus? I know, it’s, it’s a tragedy. Tommy how are you feeling? I don’t feel good my heart is ironically overgrowing And cut! That felt pretty good! I’m the coppa and I’m going to take you in so give it everything you’ve got In-audible bleeping We can’t really use any of those words so we need some alternatives Fletch you know what you are, a fluffy peanut That’s enough of that foul talk, you’re going in the slammer That felt pretty good Not bad, cut thanks So Tommy this is one of the great acting challenges, they can’t put anything in the cup So you want to look like you’re drinking Yeah look like you’re drinking but also, how hot is the cup? Make this cup your own. Ohh ahh how have you been? Oh pretty good thanks Fletch, is yours hot? Mine is freezing. Want to swap? Sure Har har har Wooooow I feel good CUT Take 37 I think it’s a Pinot I can’t bare it, I can’t work with this I’m sorry. I’m done Two imaginary drinks Fletch thanks for a great day, appreciate it It’s been a lot of fun. Why don’t you grab a lift of the Neighbours bus? Hey, for more Celebrity Drv just hit subscribe down there and Fletch how much for the acting masterclass? I actually pay you Oh, should we go again? Let’s do it

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