When they put my character in they specifically wanted her to be a lesbian but still fit within the censor’s rules, although Australia’s very much more liberal than England or America. So in the beginning she was allowed to be obviously in love and allowed to talk about it. Then the show was sold to America.
At one point Judy had to kiss another character, and the Americans said, “No way! She can talk about it, but we don’t want to see her kiss someone”. So from that moment on they decided to give Judy’s gayness a low profile. We also had a new producer around that time, and he was very nervous about it, so I had to do more with looks!