25 Years of Shortland Street: Temuera Morrison reveals his worst day on set

By Nicky Harrop for New Zealand on Screen

As Shortland Street turns 25, New Zealand on Screen opens the archives to bring us 25 years of trivia.
Temuera Morrison as Hone Ropata.
Temuera Morrison as Hone Ropata.

Recipient of perhaps the most memorable line in Shortland Street history - "You're not in Guatemala now, Dr. Ropata!" - Temuera Morrison's three-year stint on the soap was drama-fuelled from episode one.

But the drama wasn't just going on in front of the camera.

Here Morrison recalls the challenges of memorising a mouthful of medical terms, getting told off off-screen, and perfecting the 'hands in pocket' acting style.

Warning: Contains strong language

- NZ Herald

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