Simone Kessell


Simone Kessell Trivia


  • Trivia

    • There was some controversy when Simone was cast in the lead role of Marama in the historical drama Greenstone because she looked too European to play the daughter of a Maori chief, and didn't actually know much about her Maori heritage. But she was eager to learn, and once she got over being nervous about that aspect of the role, she found she really enjoyed it. Before the filming began, she studied the Maori language and New Zealand history, and learned to perform some of the native dances.