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SIX DEGREES OF PERTH

October 19, 2011

Seems like the new Baz Luhrmann remake of "The Great Gatsby” will employ some wizardry of Oz. Alongside, British actress...

Seems like the new Baz Luhrmann remake of "The Great Gatsby” will employ some wizardry of Oz. Alongside, British actress Carey Mulligan and American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the Aussie director is bringing onboard some Australian compatriots. "The newest addition to the cast is model Gemma Ward, who will be playing the minor role of Catherine,” reports Racked.com. "Catherine is the sister of Tom Buchanan’s mistress Myrtle Fargate, who will be played by Isla Fisher.” Coincidentally, Fisher also grew up in Ward’s hometown, Perth, Western Australia. "This isn’t Gemma’s first foray into acting, she also played a mermaid in the most recent ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie.” Earlier this year, she also debuted in an Australian play ironically titled "The Ugly One” and spoke openly about her relationship with the late great Heath Ledger, who also hailed from Perth (and crossed paths with Fisher on the Australian show "Home and Away”). That aside, Racked.com has some romantic predictions for the ingénue saying "she and renowned modelizer Leonardo would make a great couple.” Good luck, Gemma!

Gemma Ward Joins the Cast of the Great Gatsby via Racked.com

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