Lightning Point: characters: Kiki


Kiki wants to experience everything Earth can offer: adventure, friendship, surfing, romance. Unlike Zoey, Kiki gets swept along by her emotions, she wants to feel everything — even if her reactions are sometimes a bit out of the ordinary — you can count on Kiki to burst into tears at the slightest provocation, and laugh just as easily.

Kiki is a bit of a dreamer, in tune with the natural world of Lightning Point. She recognises that there is more to their journey than just having fun — that somehow it is important to really understand what it is to be human — and this means trying to connect with the new world around her.

When Kiki discovers she can affect the aura of animals in Lightning Point she is amazed — there are no animals on Lumina so this is something totally new to her. Surfing for Kiki is also about connecting with nature — she doesn't share Zoey's competitive spirit, but is more about being at one with the ocean — an experience that waterless Lumina can't provide her with.

Kiki finds herself falling for Amber's best friend Luca — something she is hesitant to tell Zoey, who disapproves of relationships with humans, believing that it puts them in jeopardy of being discovered. But Kiki is a romantic, and can't help the way she feels, even though she is afraid of how Luca would react if he ever found out the truth.

While Kiki loves being on Earth, she often feels homesick for Lumina — and has a sense of responsibility to the people there, especially her family. But as Kiki grows closer to Luca and becomes more and more immersed in the friendships and experiences that Earth has to offer, she finds herself hoping they can stay on Earth a little longer.

Kiki and Zoey sometimes don't see things the same way — there is a lot of playful competitiveness and banter between them. Kiki finds Zoey a bit brash and unthinking at times, and Zoey gets frustrated by Kiki's emotionality and lack of practicality. But Kiki is the only person who can see past Zoey's emotional wall — and deep down she knows she couldn't survive on Earth without her.

Jessica Green

Before landing the role of Kiki on Lightning Point, Jessica was a highly sought-after commercial model and has been featured in campaigns for Billabong, Lisa Blue Swimwear, 2Chillies Swimwear, Nike, Triumph and Cellini. In 2011, Jessica was named as the Face of Swim Show Australia and has also been the face of other Australian campaigns such as Triumph, Schwarzkopf and Goddess Hair.

Her transition to film was a dream come true for Jessica. Her passion is acting and she revels in the opportunity to be active on screen — so the surfing, horse-riding teen alien Kiki was her perfect role!