Here is what Stefan Dennis had to say about Margot & her leaving the show:
There are a few departures on the cards at Neighbours. Are you sad Margot Robbie, who plays Donna, is leaving?
Yes, she’s a darling. We call her Maggot. She’s great. She’s kooky. She’s Goldie Hawn kooky.
Do you think she’ll be a success in the US?
I don’t know. I like to think she’s got what it takes to crack it over there, or anywhere. She’s got the looks, the talent but more than anything she’s got great comedy timing. Whether she knows it or not, I don’t know. I can quite easily see her in a sitcom, almost a Dharma and Greg type thing. Something vague and kooky.
Also added a new photoshoot picture to the gallery:
Neighbours star Sam Clark has tipped co-star Margot Robbie for success in the US, claiming fans will see her name in lights.
Sam and Margot are loved by fans as screen couple Ringo Brown and Donna Freedman, but both have other career plans to pursue.
The actor said: “I think she will do very well. She’s a very talented young actress. She has the looks and the work ethic to match. If she keeps her head on her shoulders and stay focussed, we’ll definitely see her name in lights soon.”
Sam has already said goodbye to Ramsay Street and is currently touring the UK to promote his music career.
Although Margot’s departure from the soap will follow, he said she was not spurred on by his exit.
“She has own journey planned out by herself. This was always going to be the time for her to make that trek. All the best to her.”
I think us fan definatly agree!
Ramsay Street starlet Margot Robbie has confirmed rumours that she is leaving Neighbours after almost three years of playing Donna Freedman to pursue Hollywood dreams.
“I want to go to America; it’s always been my goal to work in Hollywood. It’s the one stage in my life where I have absolutely nothing holding me down,” she says.
Rumours have been swirling for months about her departure after on-screen husband Sam Clark (Ringo Brown) quit back in July to pursue his music career, following in the footsteps of other Neighbours stars who turned to pop, like Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, Holly Valance and Delta Goodrum.
Margot will no doubt be hoping L.A. isn’t already at saturation point with other Aussie soap starlets, although she says she is optimistic of her future career goals.
“I have plenty of friends over there so I’ll have plenty of couches to crash on” she laughs.
Donna Freedman will be seen on our screens until early 2011, which is also when the long-running show will be shafted to Network Ten’s digital channel, Eleven.
Margot Robbie is the new face of specsavers for 2010! She looks absolutely beautiful, making eyewear look sexy and fashionable for people who need to wear perscription glasses! Specsavers have a competition for Spectacle wearer on the year, you can enter now here: http://competition.specsavers.com.au/celebrity
Margot Robbie, the face of the Spectacle Wearer of the Year award, celebrity specs-wearer and actress says, “Fashion is all about looking and feeling good, so picking the right glasses is just as important as choosing the perfect shoes or handbag – they’re a key feature of your face!
“I don’t need prescription glasses, so for me they’re a great fashion accessory and the perfect way to spice up my outfit and transform my look. I’m definitely not alone in realising the fashion potential of specs, so I encourage everyone else who make frames work for them to enter.”
Photos from the site have been added to the gallery, enjoy:
Well sad news for Neighbours/Margot/Donna fans, confirmed in a newspaper Margot will be finishing up on her popular role as “Donna Freedman” on Australian TV show “Nieghbours” at the end of the year to try her luck in the US! Which I don’t think will be that hard since she is a natural beauty and a very talented actress! So hopefully we’ll see her follow the footsteps from past Neighbours actors such as Guy Pearce, Jesse Spencer, Liam Hemsworth to name afew!
I have posted the scan in the gallery for visitors to read (credit to Neighbours1fan on twitter). Now all their is to wonder is how will the popular couple exit the show?
Margot Robbie has revealed that she is “flattered” to be involved in the 25th anniversary special of Neighbours.
The 20-year-old Australian actress, whose character Donna Freedman will marry Sam Clark’s Ringo Brown during the 6,000th episode, said that people comparing them as a screen pair to 1987 power couple Scott and Charlene is “a big deal”.
Robbie told AAP: “People are saying that my wedding is this generation’s Kylie [Minogue] and Jason [Donovan] wedding – that’s big shoes to fill.
“But I’m quite honoured to get to be a part of it, this is a big milestone. I’m very flattered. It is a big deal. It’s a big climax of a lot of storylines, they all come together and kind of blow up in everyone’s faces.”
Robbie also said that she finds it “remarkable” that the show has been running for so many years.
Current stars of Neighbours celebrated 25 years and 6000 episodes of the soap with a party at The Olsen in Melbourne yesterday. Sam Clark, who plays Ringo Brown, will be leaving the show at the end of the month to persue his singing career. He was surrounded by his female cast mates, including Brit Gabriella Darlington who won Five’s competition to play Poppy Rogers. Even though initial reports were laughed off, rumours of a Kylie Minogue cameo continue, as the former star of the show is in the Australian city visiting Dannii and Ethan.
Stefan Dennis (aka Paul Robinson) sipped bubbly with Scott Major (Lucas Fitzgerald) and Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy). Stefan appeared in the first ever episode, and he plays a key part in the 6000th episode. His onscreen son Jordan Smith (Andrew Robinson) smiled wide with Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi) and Matthew Werkmeister (Zeke Kinsky), while Carla Bonner (Steph Scully) got close to Sam.
PS: Photos will be posted up soon!!!!!!!!
Neighbours star Alan Fletcher has promised that the soap’s latest wedding will be a “joyous” occasion.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Ringo Brown (Sam Clark) and Donna Freedman (Margot Robbie) are to tie the knot in the show’s 6,000th episode after two years as on-off lovers.
Speaking to Holy Soap, Fletcher confirmed that his character Karl Kennedy will attend the couple’s big day and be involved “in a surprising manner – certainly in a way he wasn’t expecting”.
He explained: “The good thing about weddings on Ramsay Street is nothing goes according to plan and this one’s no different. But the really nice thing about weddings is that ultimately they are some of the most joyous experiences on the programme.”
Fletcher added that episode 6,000 will also feature an event that is “not so joyous” for one character, as he previously teased on Live From Studio Five this week.
He said: “If you haven’t been watching Neighbours for a while, you need to start tuning in now to prepare yourself for the 6,000th episode, when things really hot up.”
Neighbours couple Donna Freedman and Ringo Brown are to tie the knot in the soap’s 6,000th episode, it has been revealed.
Margot Robbie and Sam Clark, who play the Ramsay Street lovers, have been filming the screen nuptials this week ahead of the storyline airing later this year.
Speaking to the Herald Sun about the plot, Robbie commented: “It’s been fun, but it hasn’t given me a taste for getting married – especially if my wedding day goes on for this long! We’ve been filming the episode all week so I’ve been in the dress all week. Wedding dresses are not exactly comfortable and it’s been freezing.
“Of course there’s a lot of drama leading up to the wedding. We’re from Ramsay Street – things are always ten times more difficult.”
The 19-year-old added that she could be under pressure if the storyline is compared to Charlene and Scott Robinson’s (Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan) iconic 1987 wedding.
She said: “I’ve never seen that episode. I have no idea what I am competing with. But it’s Kylie Minogue, so I have big shoes to fill.”
Neighbours’ 6,000th episode will be the highlight of the soap’s 25th anniversary celebrations.