Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to be the subject of a television comedy parodying her life, and said she expects it to be hilarious.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to be the subject of a television comedy parodying her life Photo: AFP
State broadcaster ABC has commissioned the four-part series, "At Home with Julia", about her domestic life and relationship with boyfriend Tim Mathieson, a former hairdresser known in Australia as the "First Bloke".
It is billed as "part rom-com, part guaranteed lawsuit".
Gillard lookalike Amanda Bishop will play the lead role and the prime minister said she knew the actress's work.
"She's hilarious and does a very good job," Gillard told ABC radio, joking that perhaps she could delegate some of her work to Bishop.
"It may come in handy having a double because there could be days where there's an extra commitment and I could get her to go."
The show starts shooting in Sydney on Wednesday.