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Wanted star’s ‘soft spot’ for the Southern Downs

WELCOME IN WARWICK: Wanted star Geraldine Hakewill in a scene filmed at the Warwick Railway Station.
WELCOME IN WARWICK: Wanted star Geraldine Hakewill in a scene filmed at the Warwick Railway Station. vince valitutti

FROM hiking at Stanthorpe's Giraween National Park to scuba diving at Port Douglas, filming Wanted has been a whirlwind adventure for Geraldine Hakewill.

The 28-year-old actress plays Chelsea, an office worker on the run from the law with Lola (Rebecca Gibney) in the Channel 7 series.

For the French-born actress, the hectic film schedule of Wanted was a far cry from her life in theatre.

Of the 60 locations the Wanted crew filmed in, it was the Darling Downs that captured Hakewill.

"The farmland was so beautiful, driving to some of the set locations at 4am and seeing the sunrises was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen," she said.

"I have such a soft spot for Warwick.

"The pathway that runs along the river - I walked it almost every day."

Hakewill also praised the community for the way it welcomed the crew to town.

"Everyone was so supportive - people were so kind and generous with their businesses and spaces," she said.

"They really respected the fact we were doing our job."

Wanted has become the number one drama in Australia almost overnight.

Tonight's episode will deliver more twists and turns, according to Hakewill.

"There are definitely more surprises to come," she said.

"What's great about the show is you're constantly on the back foot."

The episode will feature more scenes from Warwick, including several filmed in King St.

According to Hakewill, Chelsea and Lola are definitely on the run in tonight's episode.

"The girls are visible now, faces are out," she said.

"They have to disguise themselves - we had a lot of fun with that.

"They also get into a couple of pickles, which is not surprising."

Wanted airs on Channel 7 tonight at 9pm.

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