By Amy Edwards and Michael Gadd
October 11, 2004
The Newcastle Herald
HUNTER Valley actress Rhiana Griffith is back on the box for what she describes as one of her toughest roles ever.
The 19-year-old from Mulbring will play a young prostitute in tomorrow night's episode of All Saints on Prime.
Her character Cindy is bashed while working and helped by All Saints ambulance officers Cate and Mac.
"It was challenging, it's tough stuff," Griffith said of her role.
She filmed her first scene in the episode in an actual brothel.
"Obviously by playing a character that was bashed, I really got to feel what it was like for some people," she said.
"You gain an understanding of what people endure through your characters."
Griffith is no stranger to television. She has had parts on television dramas including Home And Away and White Collar Blue.
She made her big screen debut at just 13, starring opposite Vin Diesel in the science-fiction hit Pitch Black.
She also featured in the Australian film 15 Amore.
Griffith's latest film, Dark Fury, the animated sequel to Pitch Black, was released this year.
Griffith, who has learned not to rely on acting alone, is also a promising young artist with exhibitions at Tighes Hill Gallery and in Sydney.
"I'm still on my way. It's quite a tough industry," she said of her acting career.