Te Ao is an extraordinary talent. Her performance was so powerful the hairs on the back of my neck literally stood on end, and she made me weep with empathy. She's not just a great actor; she's quite brilliant, with a sparkling intelligence combined with a deep understanding of her character's inner world. Her astonishing ad libbing skills blew the doors off the audition. I am looking forward to another opportunity to see Te Ao in action, hopefully before we lose her to Hollywood.