“We jumped in and we worked really well together.” And that chemistry has not gone unnoticed.
It has spawned a legion of shippers, who create Tumblr and Twitter fanpages dedicated to the pairing. “They have embraced ‘Fridget’ and their love story right into their hearts,” Libby says.
“And since then it has been bam bam bam, this slamming intensity which is, I guess, what you get in a prison which is a full on place on to reside.
“It is difficult for actors to come into a new show that’s been established, and it’s in its second or third season but I was lucky to come in knowing half the crew and actors on it so it was quite welcoming for me and I felt quite okay with what I do, and I was supported so the camaraderie is lovely.” Watch © Star Observer 2017 | For the latest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex (LGBTI) news in Australia, be sure to visit au daily.
“I just go in as me and I listen, and respond to another human being and that’s how I’ve always done my work,” she says.
“I don’t see anything special about a girl being in love with a girl – it’s about being in love with a person.
It’s part of our tapestry, part of our community and we need to tell those stories.” While Nicole has a lot of LGBT friends, she says her main research for the part of Franky was into what it means to be locked up inside.
She visited prisons, and spoke to current and ex prisoners about their experiences.
There’s a mind frame that everyone is in it together and even though we’re exploring all this dark content, that we need to find the light in it and there’s a lot of strong friendships because of it.” But Libby finds it quite easy to separate the world of from her home life.“I just made sure I had a real understanding of what it was like to be on the inside and how that can influence who you are as a person,” Nicole says.Libby didn’t do any research when it came to playing a lesbian as she approached the relationship like she does any other on-screen romance .“They’re not without their problems because Franky has just come out of prison and she has been in there for some time so there is an adjustment period,” Libby reveals.“She’s a tough girl, Franky, and she wants to not lean on Bridget too much so we see her struggling – but you also see their love surviving.” ) in the show’s first season.resident bad-girl-turned-good that seems to have captured the imagination of people all over the world.