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Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell reveals the importance of knowing your roots  

She’s currently promoting her new romantic comedy, Top End Wedding.

And on Saturday, Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell revealed the message she wanted to convey through her on-screen character in the film. 

During an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, the 31-year-old summarised the story as the importance of ‘knowing your roots’.

'You just have a stronger understanding of yourself if you do': Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell (pictured) revealed the importance of knowing your roots during an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday

‘You just have a stronger understanding of yourself if you do’: Indigenous actress Miranda Tapsell (pictured) revealed the importance of knowing your roots during an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday

‘It is important to know your family and to know what your roots are, because I think you just have a stronger understanding of yourself if you do,’ Miranda told the publication. 

‘And if you have a stronger understanding of yourself, you have that ability to give your heart to other people.’ 

And the reveal comes after Miranda said that Top End Wedding is a better representation of the Northern Territory than what Crocodile Dundee was.

'It speaks more accurately': It comes after Miranda said her new film Top End Wedding is a better representation of the Northern Territory than Crocodile Dundee during an interview with Who Magazine on Thursday

‘It speaks more accurately’: It comes after Miranda said her new film Top End Wedding is a better representation of the Northern Territory than Crocodile Dundee during an interview with Who Magazine on Thursday 

Speaking to Who Magazine on Thursday, she said: ‘It speaks more accurately for the territory than I feel like Crocodile Dundee ever did.’

Proud of the film, Miranda described it as ‘a universal story of just how important it is to know your family and your roots’.

Shot on the Tiwi Islands, the film centers around Miranda’s character Lauren and her fiancé, Ned (Bohemian Rhapsody’s Gwilym Lee).

The pair embark on a journey to find Lauren’s missing mother in order to have their dream wedding. 

'It speaks more accurately for the territory than I feel like Crocodile Dundee ever did,' the 31-year-old told the publication. Pictured: Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, 1986

‘It speaks more accurately for the territory than I feel like Crocodile Dundee ever did,’ the 31-year-old told the publication. Pictured: Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, 1986

On Tuesday, Miranda spoke about the importance of representing Indigenous women in film, telling Yahoo Lifestyle: ‘I can tell a story through my perspective, that’s all I can do.’

‘By being honest about the way I’ve seen the world, and it hasn’t been the same as Meg Ryan’s, or Reese Witherspoon’s or Julia Roberts’,’ she added.

‘I’ve paid a lot of money to see films that have completely sidelined women like me.’

Movie with a message! Proud of Top End Wedding, Miranda described the film as 'a universal story of just how important it is to know your family and your roots'

Movie with a message! Proud of Top End Wedding, Miranda described the film as ‘a universal story of just how important it is to know your family and your roots’

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