EXCLUSIVE: “Embarrassing, I know”: Home and Away newcomer Sofia Nolan dishes on her “un-Australian” start to the new gig

''I got the role two weeks after my audition.''
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A new arrival in Summer Bay has recently left Home And Away fans curious – and Marilyn more than a little worried.

Roo (Georgie Parker) recently agreed to tutor Heather (Sofia Nolan), who’d called up looking for help with a law-school application.

Heather (Sofia Nolan) is Summer Bay’s latest addition.

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When they met in the Diner, the young woman’s personal story touched Roo, but as Heather left, she took a sly snap of Marilyn (Emily Symons).

We asked Sofia to tell us about her character.

Georgie Parker welcomed Sofia to the H&A crew on her Instagram.

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How did your role as Heather come about?

Through my wonderful agent. I found the brief really enticing, given Heather’s vivacious nature and the exciting plot. I got the role two weeks after my audition. It was such a wonderful surprise. My mum and I literally jumped for joy in the kitchen.

What’s she like?

Heather is a force to be reckoned with. Given her relatively unfortunate family life and upbringing, her confident attitude and spirit is admirable. She has a passion for family law, and wants to help others who have experienced that struggle.

“I got the role two weeks after my audition,” Sofia tells TV WEEK.

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Did you watch Home And Away growing up?

Funnily enough, prior to this job, I’d never seen a full episode – embarrassing, I know. How can I call myself Australian? [Laughs] I hadn’t grown up with the show as most people had – my mum and dad raised my big sister and I on The Simpsons and Looney Tunes. It made it all the more exciting to be welcomed as part of the team with such warmth

Home and Away airs Monday to Thursday, 7pm, Channel Seven

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