Aaron Jeffrey joined Jodie & Soda in Adelaide to discuss his latest role as Mark ‘Chopper’ Read in Underbelly Files: Chopper.

Jeffrey said it was a difficult decision to play Chopper after Eric Bana’s iconic performance in the 2000 film but he believes the interest in Chopper’s story will never die.

“He is the modern-day Ned Kelly and we seem to have a fascination with these characters”  

“I’m very proud of what we achieved and bringing this to the screen, Australians need to get behind Australian dramas”

Jeffrey also praised the work of the make-up artists involved in the show as he spent a long time preparing for the role.

“Sometimes 3 1/2 – 4 hours, if I had a full body it was 200 tattoos a multitude of scars obviously we’d glue the ears back”



Here are some extra bits that didn’t make the final interview.