Kids’ TV host’s racy new role

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Sunday, 2 October 2016, 9:09AM
Morgan Bradley is playing a massage parlour worker.
Morgan Bradley is playing a massage parlour worker.

Morgan Bradley’s big acting break is a world away from her introduction to viewers as the face of TVNZ’s KIDZONE.

The stunning brunette is now playing the role of Leisha, a massage parlour worker, in TV One’s new Kiwi drama Dirty Laundry.

The parlour — named Hanky Panky — is run by the show’s money-laundering leading lady Donna Rafferty — played by Jennifer Ward-Lealand.

Bradley, 26, said she was loving the challenge of playing Leisha.

“She’s studying accounting and is doing really well ... she works at the Hanky Panky because she is paying some things off ... watch to find out.

“She has a heart of gold and is the perfect person to go to for advice in life. but does she always make the right decisions for herself? Maybe not!”

Leisha is back! Dirty Laundry tv 1 8:30pm tonight! #DirtyLaundryTVNZ

A photo posted by Morgan Bradley (@mjbradleypix) on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:36pm PDT

Those closest to Bradley have also taken to her new role.

“My mum was proud of me and I know my dad was too,” she said. “But in classic Kiwi style he took the piss every chance he got! He said I was going to get typecast ... ha-ha.”

The young actress, presenter, performer and singer has recently starred in the United States’ AMC mini-series The Making of the Mob: Chicago, where she played singer Phyllis McGuire to Emmett Skilton’s mobster Sam Giancana.

This week she flew to Los Angeles with stars in her eyes to try her luck in Hollywood.