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Spy: Hollywood’s Kiwi stars head home for the summer

Karl Urban is watching a movie during his summer vacation.

Kiwi Hollywood stars Frankie Adams, Karl Urban and Martin Henderson are enjoying a summer break in New Zealand after filming their shows in Canada last year.

After Adams wrapped her fifth and final season of the Amazon Prime Sci-Fi space series The Expanse in Toronto late last year, she headed to film a new project in Australia.

Adams stars in the Amazon Prime series The Lost Flowers of Alice with Oscar winner and Hollywood megastar Sigourney Weaver and a cast of Australia’s leading actors. Filming in Sydney and rural New South Wales wrapped up before Christmas with Adams saying she felt incredibly lucky and it was a joy and an honor to work with the best.

This week, Adams shared his best January moments in Aotearoa with friends and family, telling his social media followers that it was worth the multiple MIQs it took to get home.

Frankie Adams (right) with her co-stars Leah Purcell (middle) and Sigourney Weaver (left).
Frankie Adams (right) with her co-stars Leah Purcell (middle) and Sigourney Weaver (left).

Urban wrapped up his third season filming the Amazon hit The Boys in Toronto, and Henderson wrapped up the fourth season of his Netflix romance series, Virgin River, in Vancouver.

While Urban enjoyed being on his boat on the Waitematā and going to see his Boys co-star Jack Quaid in Scream at the cinema, Henderson completed voice-over work for Virgin River from a studio in Auckland.

The former Grey’s Anatomy star has returned to the horror film genre, where he made a name for himself in The Ring and most recently The Strangers: Prey at Night. Henderson recently wrapped filming X, the premise of which is that a film crew arrives to shoot an adult movie on a remote Texas farm. When the reclusive elderly hosts take a particular interest in their young guests, the pair’s ogling looks turn violent.

Martin Henderson is back in town for the holidays.
Martin Henderson is back in town for the holidays.

Alongside Henderson are Scream and You star Jenna Ortega, Emma Mia Goth actress, Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow and Don’t Look Up’s Scott Mescudi, aka rapper Kid Cudi.

Rena Owen and Rose McIver are expected to return from Hollywood soon. McIver has just completed a dream run for his CBS sitcom Ghost. Spy hears Owen hopes Covid settings and timing will allow the premiere of Whina, in which she plays former Dame Whina Cooper, to go ahead as planned.