Two of New Zealand’s best-loved actresses learned to ride one of our Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) last week.
Kimberley Crossman (best known for playing Sophie McKay on popular soap opera Shortland Street 2007-11) and Jennifer Ward-Lealand (so, so many great appearances across stage, film and TV) rode a Segway i2 in scenes being shot for the new adaption of the book Terry and the Gunrunners, called Terry Teo.
Check out what Kimberley has to say about how much she loves the Segway PT in this video posted to Facebook, entitled “Found my new and only form of transport #segwaylife #filming #TerryTeo.”
With a background in dance, ballet and cheerleading, Kimberley felt at one with the Segway PT in an instant! Moments later, she was cruising up the footpath of a leafy Grey Lynn street….and zooming off into the distance, as if she’d been born with wheels on her feet.
Terry Teo goes to air in 2015, and is set in the present day (hence the presence of a Segway PT).
According to Wikipedia:
Terry and the Gunrunners is a book by New Zealand authors Bob Kerr and Stephen Ballantyne.
The authors created the comic book Terry and the Gunrunners in 1982 as part of a series that also included Terry and the Yodelling Bull (1986) and Terry and the Last Moa (1991).
The comic was a considerable local success, selling over 20,000 copies and eventually the character achieved a cult status as a retro-icon with imagery being used by graphic t-shirt companies.
In 1985 the story became a popular childrens’ television series starring Adrian Bell as Terry Teo. Guest stars included ex-NZ Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon. Later that decade it was adapted into a stage show accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.