Why Jessica Mauboy returned to acting with a role in the Stan Original Film Windcatcher.

“Like, am I good enough? It made me want it more. It challenged me to become that character and to learn and adapt to an environment working with kids.” 

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For once, this role does not feature Mauboy showing off her other talent — as one of the country’s most popular singers — which was a decision that the Bran Nue Dae star made intentionally. 

“It was a choice,” she said. “It was a very clear choice that I made. I knew I wasn’t going to be singing at all and purely acting — that was going to be the job.” 

Mauboy now hopes to explore more acting roles in the future. “Once you kind of get on a roll, I think you definitely get hungry for more: what’s the next character in this space?” 

As for Windcatcher, Mauboy is joined by a delightful mix of new and established Aussie talent. 

The star-studded cast includes Looking for Alibrandi’s Pia Miranda, Lennox Monaghan, Max Turner, Coco Greenstone, Kelton Pell, Ngali Shaw, Lisa Maza, and Packed To The Rafters, Jessica McNamee

“I think one of the first table reads we did, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor because I was just looking around the room. You know, Kelton Pell! And Jess McNamee, who I’m such a big fan of as well,” she said.