Starring in a series as iconic as Bluey – the animated children's TV hit that within five years has not only become the biggest show in Australia but a global smash – has made Melanie Zanetti what you might call a “household voice”.
But despite playing Chilli Heeler, mum to title character Bluey, which has seen her work played on more television screens than the world’s biggest superstars could dream of, the Brisbane-born and raised actor is able to walk through supermarkets and airports in complete anonymity, with a name few would recognise.
Joining Something To Talk About ahead of the fifth anniversary of the show which has broken Australian television records, Zanetti opens up on how she has never been vocally recognised, and why people still believe that Bluey (and her sister Bingo) are boys and also discuss the bizarre theory that seems to prove that dogs love watching the show as much as humans big and small do.
Celebrate 5 Years of Bluey and Bluey Fest on the ABC with Melanie Zanetti this month. You can jump on the ABC Kids website to find out more.
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