Former Packed to the Rafters’ star Jessica Marais may have signed on to play a drag queen in an upcoming ABC telemovie. The telemovie is about transgender television personality Carlotta (born Richard Byron) and her rise to fame in King’s Cross. Currently there has been no confirmation from Jessica or her management. Carlotta is also remaining tight-lipped, saying she ‘wasn’t allowed to talk about it yet’. Carlotta may not be a household name, but in the 1960s she was on the soap opera Number 96 and was reportedly the inspiration for the lead role in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
Could Jessica Marais be playing Carlotta?