Brendan Fevola has an important message for you and he needs your help. The ex-footballer has appointed himself the champion of an unlikely cause – helping co-host Fifi Box win a Logie!
Fifi Box has been nominated for a Silver Logie for her work at Brooke Butler on Neighbours.
When she was first cast, Box has this to say, "I'm so excited to be heading to Ramsay Street to join the Neighbours family. Acting has been a lifelong dream of mine and to get this opportunity on Australia's most loved and popular show has blown my mind. I'm too excited for words!"
Luckily her performance was well received, with one viewer tweeting “I’m pleasantly surprised with her acting”, and another saying “Loving @fifi_box on @neighbours you have absolutely killed it”.
While people enjoyed her acting, her character has left a lot to be desired. Brooke is the estranged mother of Xanthe Canning (Lily Van der Meer) and the ex-partner of Gary Canning (Damien Richardson). Billed as “an opportunistic, flighty and dubious woman who relies on her looks to get by” she’s caused controversy on Ramsay Street by lying, stealing and manipulating people before leaving town.
Getting ready for the role proved difficult for the single mother of Trixie who had to balance her existing radio and television commitments. Luckily she was not short of support from those around her, relying on Project co-hosts Pete Helliar, Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore to run through the scripts. Fev also helped her learn lines during the songs on their shared radio breakfast show, Fifi, Dave and Fev, on Fox FM.
Despite her acting efforts and the fact that her performance has been well received, Fifi says that a Logies nomination is “unlikely”.
But Fev thinks she can do it – he’s calling 2016 the year of the underdog. “The Western Bulldogs won, the Sharks won … even Donald Trump won. If Trump can do it, Fifi can!”.
He himself had an underdog moment earlier this year when he was crowned king of the South African jungle by winning reality series I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! which was also based on the public vote. He’s said “Australia it’s up to you. We can make this happen. Vote 1 Box, #SilverBox, and let’s get Fifi that Logie for Best Actress”.
Voting closes on the 18th of Dec - vote here!