“They’re not without their problems because Franky has just come out of prison and she has been in there for some time so there is an adjustment period,” Libby reveals.
“She’s a tough girl, Franky, and she wants to not lean on Bridget too much so we see her struggling – but you also see their love surviving.” ) in the show’s first season.
It represents their community, makes them feel empowered and happy.” Nicole says that impact is definitely a hazard of playing Franky. “But there is a lot of joy and a lot of play on set.There’s a mind frame that everyone is in it together and even though we’re exploring all this dark content, that we need to find the light in it and there’s a lot of strong friendships because of it.” But Libby finds it quite easy to separate the world of from her home life.“They’re (Leeanna and Libby) both really different people and different kind of actors,” Nicole says.“What’s interesting about the work that I do is that you find those relationships according to your dynamic in real life.” Describing Libby as a “really open and playful person”, Nicole says it’s that energy which then fed into Bridget and Franky’s relationship.“It’s very easy for me to drive home and start cooking, do the washing and I have a lot of things that remind me of this part of my life being more prominent so I don’t actually feed into any of that.” When Libby first started on the show, she was taken aback by how intense it was.
One of her first scenes was with her good friend Celia Ireland, who she worked with on ” Libby says, with a laugh.
“I think it was a bit of a gift for me to have Franky on the outside for season four,” Nicole tells the .
“I felt like I was filming a completely different show and I got to explore a side of Franky that I had never explored.
“I just made sure I had a real understanding of what it was like to be on the inside and how that can influence who you are as a person,” Nicole says.
Libby didn’t do any research when it came to playing a lesbian as she approached the relationship like she does any other on-screen romance .
It’s part of our tapestry, part of our community and we need to tell those stories.” While Nicole has a lot of LGBT friends, she says her main research for the part of Franky was into what it means to be locked up inside.