Friday, March 17, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
A lucky Airlie Beach local was chosen to portray the young version of Delta Goodrem in the upcoming Netflix movie ‘Love Is In The Air’ currently filming in the Whitsundays.
Proserpine State High School student Lola Keyte was picked by producers to play a young version of Goodrem’s character Dana Randall, a seaplane pilot flying the tropic who finds herself falling for the man sent to sink her business.
Filmed across the Whitsundays – including at Whitsunday Coast Airport – the six-week production was in desperate need of a young Goodrem lookalike for a “prominent part of the film”.
Lola’s mother, Amy Keyte, said her 12-year-old daughter was picked by pure chance.
“I had sent a photo of myself to the production team hoping I would get a role and Lola was in the image,” Amy laughed.
“Then they called me up quick and asked if she could play the part of Delta as a child for a polaroid snapshot used in the film.”
The polaroid is a major part of the film with Delta continually referring back to it throughout the romantic comedy’s runtime, according to crew members.
“It was funny when we arrived, I don’t think Lola realised until we got there how serious it was,” her mother said.
“They put her in full hair and makeup and she was looking over at me making a face that just said, is this happening?
After taking the photo for the film, the crew introduced Lola to Delta: “Meet yourself as a 12year old girl.”
“Delta was just so lovely, and we really can’t wait to see Lola up on the big screen,” Ms Keyte said.
Delta Goodrem met Airlie Beach local Lola Keyte who plays a younger version of her in the currently filming in the Whitsundays movie ‘Love Is In The Air’