By Max Davies
Kilmore actor John Sharp has made his television acting debut, scoring a role in a new show, Love Me, on Binge.
The show focuses on three people dealing with the death of a family member – a son and daughter losing their mother and a husband losing his wife – with the story covering the ways in which the characters deal with the loss separately and together.
Mr Sharp said finding out he had been chosen to be a part of the show came as a pleasant surprise.
“It was very exciting for me, because obviously I’ve been auditioning for things for quite a while,” he said.
“You always audition and you have the expectation that you won’t get [the job] so you don’t get disappointed, so I was very surprised when I heard I got the job.”
Mr Sharp has acted in various music theatre productions, including with the University of Melbourne, Broadford Amateur Theatre Society and his former school Assumption College Kilmore.
In Love Me, he plays a character who recently reunited with his father and is looking to spend time with him, becoming a minor antagonist when his father meets a woman and begins to have less time to spend with his teenage son.
Mr Sharp said he was happy to be given the opportunity to act in a television series at an early stage in his career.
“Being able to be a part of a TV show is a privilege, it’s always been something I’ve wanted to do even if it’s just once and never again,” he said.
“With a career in acting, it doesn’t work out for most people, so I figured since I was young and I’m able to play teenage characters I would try and go for it.
“I’m glad I’ve at least got one TV show under my belt, and if it leads to other endeavours then I’ll welcome it and if it doesn’t, I have other options that I’m willing to do.”
Mr Sharp last year began his Bachelor of Music Composition and Technology at Monash University and is currently working on an upcoming theatre production. He thanked his parents, aunt Michelle and acting teacher Georgina for their contribution to his career so far.