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For the Love of Joan Ferguson: Why Wentworth’s Top Villain Resonates with So Many Fans

Author’s Note: Thank you to all the Joan fans who shared their insights with me. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to quote everyone, but please know that your words and your passion for Joan helped craft every sentence of this article. I truly appreciate your openness and honesty. In the wild world of social media, Joan Ferguson is a point of contention among Wentworth fans. Many see her as nothing more than a villainous caricature who serves only to terrorize those around her. To these viewers, she is a raving mad...
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Fan Fest EXCLUSIVE: ‘Wentworth’ Star Sally-Anne Upton Talks #TheJuice, Tattoos, and What It’s Really Like to be an Actor

Sally-Anne Upton is more than a presence on Foxtel’s Wentworth. As Lucy ‘Juice’ Gambaro, she’s the total embodiment of the nitty gritty, rough-and-tumble quality that makes her character so believable and so very frightening.  Upton, who started acting and singing professionally in 1981, is a versatile performer who's appeared in film, television, and musical theater. Over the course of her career, she's charmed audiences in roles like Yenta, the Matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof, Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins, and Widow Corney in Oliver. But it's her portrayal of Juice on Wentworth that's...
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7 Reasons to Watch Australian Hit Show ‘Wentworth’ on Netflix

You’ve heard of Orange is the New Black. But have you heard of Wentworth? Like its American counterpart, Wentworth delves into the hardships of life in a women’s correctional facility. It’s a dark and gritty drama that, with each episode, makes you question what you would (and wouldn’t) do to maintain your humanity under the extreme duress of prison life. A re-imagining of the 1980’s Aussie TV show Prisoner, Wentworth is one of Australia's most critically acclaimed programs. To date, it’s been viewed in over 90 countries and continues to gain momentum...
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Fan Fest EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About… ‘Wentworth’ Star Socratis Otto

Article Contains Spoilers Season five of Wentworth is rumored to air in Australia May 2017, and if past reports indicate the future of when America will get their hands on it, well, it could be a while. Yes, that's practically the worst possible news EVER for us folks in the U.S. waiting with baited breath to see if our beloved Bea is really, dare I say, gone. Not to mention the fate of Joan “the Freak” Ferguson hangs in the balance after that little stunt (aka cold blooded murder… again) she pulled in...