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.
Neighbours has returned for 2010 in Australia!! So I will be posting whats ahead for Donna Freedman everyweek!
SPOILER: This is Australian air-time so people in other countries that watch neighbour are behind so you may get spoilers if you read this.
Neighbours: 11th – 15th Jan
Monday: Donna, who had a fling with Paul’s son Andrew during schoolies week, is horrified when he moves into his father’s house where she also lives. Also when Ringo befriends Andrew, Donna’s fears of being found out intensify.
Wednesday: Donna confesses a secret relating to Declan and Kate.
NEIGHBOURS star Margot Robbie has been making the most of her summer break from Ramsay Street, Australian television’s most famous address.
Gold Coast-reared Robbie, 19, holidayed in Fiji, joined her family in Noosa for Christmas then drove south to board a houseboat on the Broadwater where her builder brother Lachlan celebrated his 21st birthday.
“I love this time of the year,”says Robbie.
“It’s all about swimming and tanning and catching up with friends.”
Robbie was back in Melbourne for a party on New Year’s Eve, joined by some of her besties for a party on New Year’s Eve.
“We went to school together and we’ve known each other forever.
“I just can’t live without them,” says Robbie, who schooled at Somerset College.
“You can’t live without your friends.
“I try to get back to see them as often as I can.”
Just Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from MRO! I hope you all are having an enjoyable christmas/new year break! Sorry its taken me awhile to post these scans, I have been ill and on anti-biotics so i’v just been lounging around to recover. Also when im better ill really try and get the new layout & forum up! It is that time of the year =].
Anyway, here are scans from the latest TVWeek Magazine & 2010 TVWeek Diary =]