Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

Rebecca Gibney is one of Australia’s most beloved actresses, having participated in a number of iconic projects and received numerous awards throughout her four-decade-long career – including the prestigious Gold Logie in 2009.

But in 2021, Rebecca did something she’s never done before: compete on a reality TV show.

Rebecca Gibney at Celebrity MasterChef.

Rebecca Gibney reached the top five on Celebrity MasterChef last month. Photo: Channel Ten

Chatting with Yahoo lifestyle, the New Zealand-born star opened up about his decision to join the cast Celebrity MasterChef earlier this year and boil a storm up against nine other famous faces.

“My son would have rejected me if I said no,” she admits. “I had actually said no, and when I told my son, Zac, he said, ‘Are you crazy? I watch all the shows, I can not believe you said no!’.

“I replied, ‘Dude, I’m not cooking. I’m not a MasterChef. I’m not a whiz in the kitchen ‘and he says:’ Yes, but you can learn ‘.

“I was afraid I would make fun of myself completely, and he said, ‘Yes, but you’re a good person, and people will see that. People will come to see the side of you they do not know. “and that’s a good thing ‘, so that’s nice.”


Rebecca, who is currently starring in the new romantic comedy miniseries Under the vines on Acorn TV, went on to describe Master chef as “the hardest” she has ever done.

“But also some of the most rewarding because I did things that I never thought I was capable of,” she continues. “And to meet the incredible people, not just the other participants, but the people behind the scenes.

“That Master chef judges, they are incredible and also the people who work on the show, the support you get, I just loved every single moment.

“Even though I was covered in hives for three and a half weeks and I was in a state of increased adrenaline all the time, it was just amazing because we all shared it together.”

While Rebecca says she is “excited” about how she Master chef experience turned out, adding that the biggest surprise for her was how much the producers cared about the participants, she reveals that there have been plenty of other reality TV shows that she has previously rejected.

“I have been asked to do so Dance with the stars, and I think I might even do it one day because I had so much fun Master chef, I might want to reconsider, she says.

As with all other competition-based programs, you can probably count Rebecca out.

SAS none, Survivor none, I’m a celebrity no because I could not eat any of it. I think I have reached the top, I have done the best, and I do not think I needed to do another, ”she notes.

When we talk about her upcoming ventures, it’s understandable why Back to Rafters the star may not have time to appear in another reality TV series in the near future.

“Right now I’m developing a show where I’m going to play two characters,” she says.

“I’m also involved in a jungle production in Australia, I’m developing a film with a female New Zealand writer, I’m just got an email about another show potentially happening in New Zealand, and I’m starting filming yet. a show in February that is coming very soon.

“So not much, I’m not busy at all,” she laughs.

Rebecca Gibney on Under The Vines.

Rebecca is currently starring in Under The Vines on Acorn TV. Photo: Included

For her latest project, Under The Vines, Rebecca has both a lead role as Sydney socialite Daisy Monroe and a credit as executive producer.

“I’ve always been interested in it,” she admits.

“With this, it was more about just being involved in all the processes like, who is the crew? What is the music? What is the feeling? How are we going to create this city? How does it sound? It was a very woman – centered thing, it was great. ”

The new series follows Daisy Monroe and Louis Oakley, an excluded London lawyer played by Kronen‘s Charles Edwards, in what Rebecca describes as a plot of ‘fish out of the water’.

“Their lives are pretty much falling apart and they inherit a failing winery on the South Island of New Zealand and they both have to go together to try to make things work and they pretty much hate each other on the spot,” she says.

“So it’s one of those light-hearted, fun, joyful kinds of frolic on the South Island of New Zealand, nestled in a winery with wine.”

Under The Vines is currently being streamed exclusively on Acorn TV, with new episodes released weekly.

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