Temuera Morrison's worst day on Shortland St

Publish Date
Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 9:11AM

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.

Watch above to see Morrison recall 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


By Nicky Harrop for New Zealand on Screen