Reef Ireland on playing Westside’s Wolf


Meet 22-year-old Reef Ireland, who plays Wolfgang West on TV3's Westside.

Son of Rita and Ted West, Wolf is a new breed of career criminal - but he does have a soft spot.

"I guess he is a little bit of a rebel with a cause, he's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder with his old man and he's a real mummy's boy."

Spoiler alert - last season, Rita took a hit for her son after he killed a man, going to jail for his crime.

"I feel like Wolf certainly carries that guilt with him and he uses it as almost a weapon against his mum… 'You did something real big for me, how can I pay you back?'"

The actor says the guilt really ate up his character in the second series, but says it was a good driver of drama on the show.


Westside airs Sunday, 8.30pm on TV3. For more Westside content you can check out Graeme Hill's official weekly podcast Westside Stories on iTunes, or stream it now on Soundcloud.