On Monday, Kawakawa Fox-Reo and Patrick O’Connor filmed an intense combat scene for Home and Away.
Playing Nikau Parata ‘s role, Kawakawa looked furious while locking horns with Patrick-who portrays Dean ‘s character.
The scene began with the pair trying to hash things out through a conversation-however, their war of words escalated rapidly before blows came.
Dressed up in a khaki sweater and patchwork denim, Kawakawa demonstrated his acting abilities seamlessly as he caught Patrick by the shirt.
Patrick, dressed in a blue top with the fictional logo of Ben’s Boards, appeared just as raging as the collar captured Kakakawa. The intense scuffle of the pair had taken their company by surprise as they tried to break up the fight.
Home and Away viewers will have to wait for the explosive scene to the air to see what the brawl was over.
While Patrick has been on the soap since 2018, Kakakawa made his debut in February.
In an interview at the time, Kawakawa revealed he feared he was too ‘skinny’ to join the cast – who film the majority of scenes in nothing but swimwear.
According to Sydney Confidential, the 22-year-old revealed that when the shooting began six months ago, he was ‘worried about what people might think’ about his appearance.
‘I was always a slender girl,’ he told the publication. ‘I was self-aware of how skinny I had been.’
However, Kawakawa, who moved to star on the popular soap from New Zealand to Australia, said he learned to ‘get over himself’ during the filming process, a move that significantly boosted his confidence.
‘I learned to love myself. When you love yourself, who cares about what anyone else thinks,’ he added. Upon implementing coronavirus protection measures, Home and Away began shooting at the Seven Network studios in Eveleigh, Australia, on 25 May.
The long-running soap has placed in place stringent steps to ensure the health of its cast and crew, according to The Daily Telegraph. They include temperature controls and scripts that are rewritten for social distance work.