Gold Coast TV star back home for theatre production

A Gold Coast golden couple, who normally spend their time in Los Angeles, is enjoying some time back home.

Local boy James Stewart and fiancée Jessica Marais are in town as they prepare for Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre’s new production of Cosi.

The Brisbane Times reports, the couple (best known for playing on-screen lovers Jake and Rachel on Channel 7 drama Packed to the Rafters) admitted to being such fans of director David Berthold that they virtually bullied their way into his show.


“As soon as David said ‘I’m doing Cosi’ … we leapt at it, there was just no hesitation,” Marais said.

They confessed, working on the Brisbane-based play created a great excuse to spend more time with Stewart’s Gold Coast family.

20-month-old baby Scout is believed to have travelled back home with the couple.