Filming has begun on the Kath and Kim Filum. The girls’ first stop on their European adventure is Italy.
Producers have released the first on set photo. Kath Day-Knight (Jane Turner), daughter Kim Craig (Gina Riley) and friend Sharon Strzelecki (Magda Szubanski), are looking happy/coy on an Italian street (the city hasn’t been specified but I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be the gorgeous city of Rome. I’m sure Rome has never had visitors like them and won’t know what’s hit it!).
Kim told the Daily Telegraph “The men are all over me. The looks I’m getting. I’ve done all the ruins and now I’m being ogled by the locals. Sharon’s pouncing on guys. It’s sad. They’ve got fear in their eyes.”
Kath told the same paper that their teaching the Italians a few things about fashion “High jeans and 12-inch zippers – I don’t think they’ve seen those before.”
Back in August, when Screen Australia announced the film they said that Kath Day-Knight (Jane Turner) and Kim Craig (Gina Riley) will “venture to Europe on a vajazzling … whirlwind tour of love, lust and revolution, with a royal wedding thrown in”.
Joining Kath, Kim, and Kath’s loyal friend Sharon Strzelecki, will be their partners Kel Knight (Glenn Robbins), and Brett Craig (Peter Rowsthorn).
It was mentioned in August that Richard E Grant will also join the cast but as yet no further details have been released about his role.
Seeing as Kylie Minogue made a cameo in the TV show as the future Epponnee Rae, I wonder if she will make a cameo when the girls hit London?
When filming wraps in Europe, the production will move back to the girls’ hometown of Melbourne, Australia.