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.
“Is it just us, or does this fine country of ours have an endless supply of gorgeous women available to feed the voracious Neighbours machine? First there was Kylie, then Holly, then Nat Bass and now this smoldering starlet. Advance Australia freaking fair!”
She beat the likes of Isabel Lucas, Lily Allen, Vanessa Hudgens, even Kylie Minogue & Britney Spears! GO MARGOT! =]
GOLD Coast stylist Tara Rose Hyman had no idea her Logies mission to dress Neighbours star Margot Robbie would involve locating a missing dress and safeguarding a $120,000 diamond bracelet.
Hyman, 19, was asked by her lifelong friend to style her outfit after Robbie’s risque frock caused public uproar at last year’s TV awards because of its short front.
Both Hyman and Robbie, Somerset College graduates, knew all eyes would be on the popular actress’s dress this year.
It was Hyman’s job to put together Robbie’s Logies ensemble, from a $120,000 ‘gladiator cuff’ from Marina Mirage’s Calleija Jewellers and Tony Bianco heels, right down to the correct underwear, and have it all ready and waiting for Robbie at the Crown Towers Melbourne hotel.
It took four months and several trips to the Gold Coast and Brisbane to ensure Robbie had the perfect Juli Grbac grown, which the designer has refused to put a price on.
Neighbours bosses are battling to keep Margot Robbie on the soap after hearing that she may quit, a report has claimed.
The actress has allegedly told producers that she would like to bow out from her role as Donna Freedman and pursue new projects when her current contract expires at the end of the year.
It is thought that the Neighbours team is now trying to convince Robbie to sign a new deal, but her future as Donna is still said to be uncertain.
A Ramsay Street insider told TV Week: “They’re negotiating to renew her contract at the end of the year so no decision has been made. At one stage, it looked like she was definitely leaving, but now things are a bit more optimistic.”
A spokesperson for Neighbours‘ Australian broadcaster Channel Ten insisted: “Margot isn’t going anywhere for a long while yet. Producers love the character of Donna Freedman and there’s plenty in store for her in the coming months, particularly in terms of her on-off romance with Ringo.”
Robbie has previously made no secret of her desire to pursue new roles. In interviews published last year, she revealed that she would like to find work in the US and secure ‘grittier’ parts.
Neighbours star Margot Robbie has revealed that she wants to see screen mother Tottie Goldsmith back in Erinsborough.
The actress’s character Donna Freedman was devastated last year when scheming mum Cassandra descended on Ramsay Street for a short-lived stint. Cass’s time with her daughter only served to worsen their relationship and she ended up leaving the street in disgrace.
However, Robbie told TV Soap that they got on much better in real life, explaining: “I would love Tottie to come back. We just had a ball when she was on set. It was just the most fun.
“We would giggle, and once we started we just couldn’t stop. It was ridiculous. So any excuse to get Cass back on the show, I would fully get behind that.”
Robbie also commented on Donna’s turbulent romance with Ringo Brown (Sam Clark), which recently ended after she grew close to new arrival Andrew Robinson (Jordan Smith).
Speaking of the pair’s future, she explained: “I think at the moment it’s quite in the balance. It’s right up to the network at the moment as to whether they’ll get back together or not.”
Neighbours newcomer Jordan Smith has admitted that he is enjoying his kissing scenes on the soap.
The actor, who was cast in the role of Paul Robinson’s son Andrew last year, was required to lock lips with co-star Margot Robbie (Donna Freedman) during his first day on set.
Reflecting on the experience, Smith commented: “It’s bit weirder in rehearsals because you come face-to-face and don’t kiss. You’re just kind of breathing on each other. But when you kiss it’s pretty fun actually!”
Speaking to the show’s official website, he added: “When I told my mates I’d be kissing Margot Robbie they were pretty stoked. I didn’t know who Margot was. I hadn’t watched the show before. But when I saw her I thought, ‘This isn’t going to be difficult’.
“Because she’s such a good actress and she’s really professional she made it really easy. She talked me through it and said ‘don’t worry about it’.”
Smith’s first scenes will air on UK screens next week.
Neighbours star Margot Robbie has admitted that she was stunned to land her role on the soap.
The actress feared that she had performed badly after auditioning for the part of Donna Freedman and soon jetted off for a holiday without waiting to hear back from the show’s bosses.
Robbie told the Herald Sun: “I went to Canada to go snowboarding with my boyfriend. I didn’t give it a moment’s thought. I thought I’d done a really bad audition, so I just walked out and thought, ‘Oh well’.
“But you know, you get one phone call and it changes your life. We’d been in Canada for two days and I got that call and I sort of said, ‘Bye, I guess I’m leaving for home’. But I did manage one day of snowboarding.”
Discussing her eccentric alter ego, she continued: “[Donna’s] really dramatic, but I guess I can be a bit dramatic at times. Playing her is always fun – it’s a huge amount of fun – but it is exhausting. It’s often 15 hours a day and there are times that you get sick because you are so run down.”
The 19-year-old recently spoke of how she would like to land a ‘grittier’ role in the future.