When asked to name the best and worst parts of playing the ‘traitor’ Aaron Sherritt in “Ned Kelly,” the story of Australia’s famous Robin Hood/Jesse James figure, Joel responded:
Best part - “Loved it! Loved the character.”
Worst part - “I wanted to be part of the gang.”
"Working on ‘Ned Kelly’ was one of the best experiences I think I’ll ever have. Dressing up and the whole adventure side of it, as you say, was cool, but also just being part of telling the story of Ned Kelly is awesome."
"I’ve got a soft spot for Aaron Sherrit now. You know, I played the guy and got to understand him, and I think he’s not so much a traitor or a Judas as much as a man who was suffering, being the victim of circumstance."