Rose Matafeo tells US talk show host she wrote Starstruck while drunk on plane

Rose Matafeo revealed she wrote the pitch for a hit series Starstruck – which she also stars in – while drunk on a long-haul flight from New Zealand to the UK.

The Kiwi actress and comedian, who lives in London, appeared on the American talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote the launch of the second season of the BBC/HBO Max series, a comedy about a New Zealander living and working in London who has a one-night stand with a stranger who happens to be a movie star.

During the appearance on Meyers’ show, Matafeo also discussed the “great New Zealand tradition” of scrumpy hands – sticking a bottle of cider on each hand and drinking it – as well as describing a time when it got is lost in an apartment store in New York. Macy’s on a school history trip.

She also says she finds it “weird” to be arrested when people on the street recognize her from the show, as happened to her in New York on St Patrick’s Day.

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Matafeo made his first appearance on an American late-night talk show last month, appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

During this appearance, she revealed her obsession with the Lord of the Rings fantasy film series and introduced her Nan’s pavlova to the world.

Speaking to Meyers, Matafeo also revealed that her character Jessie’s incorrect reading of a pregnancy test was something she herself had done in real life.

The second season of Starstruck is now available to stream on TVNZ OnDemand.

Matafeo co-created and starred in the comedy show Kiwi Funny Girls for three seasons from 2015 to 2018

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Matafeo co-created and starred in the comedy show Kiwi Funny Girls for three seasons from 2015 to 2018

Javier E. Swan