Following its successful series debut in the UK last month, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Rose Matafeo’s new romcom Starstruck will now get its Australian premiere on iview and ABC TV this June
The six-part series follows the endearing antics of Jessie (Rose Matafeo – Baby Done, Taskmaster, Squinters) as she navigates the complications that arise after having a one-night stand with a celebrity.
Co-written by Rose and Alice Snedden (Funny Girls, Bad News), Jessie is a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs. Following a drunken New Year’s Eve hook-up, she finds herself navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers that her random hook-up is actually the famous film star Tom Kapoor (Nikesh Patel; Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers).
What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realise they can’t keep away from each other. Jessie’s world couldn’t be further from Tom’s, working multiple jobs to afford her overpriced flat she shares with her best friend, Kate (Emma Sidi; Pls Like, King Gary).
Despite her doubts and his fame, their connection brings them together to try to navigate a possible relationship under less than ordinary circumstances.