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Home and Away's Luke Van Os reveals how his famous cousins Chris and Liam Hemsworth helped him prepare for his acting debut

''I was so nervous.''

By Faye Couros
Home and Away's newcomer Luke Van Os made his acting debut as paramedic Xavier this year, but the 25-year-old made headlines for his connection to two of Australia's biggest exports, Chris and Liam Hemsworth.
Luke's father, Robert, is the brother of the blockbuster natives' mother, Leonie, making them first cousins.
The budding actor, who was cast in the iconic soap in October 2021, has revealed that his famous family members have given him some sage advice and support.
Luke posing with his cousin Liam. (Image: Instagram)
"Chris is in LA, but he watched my interviews on The Morning Show and Sunrise. I spoke to him right before because I was so nervous," he told the Daily Telegraph.
Chris himself kicked off his acting career on [Home and Away playing Kim Hyde and is reportedly excited to pass the baton on to Luke.
"He loves it. He has been through everything I am going through now so for him to share that experience I think is really exciting."
Liam and Luke Hemsworth have also "been a huge support", according to their cousin.
"This industry is so tricky and can be so hard to navigate so to have any sort of solid advice from anyone who has been through it is such a blessing."
Luke and Home and Away co-star Sam Frost. (Image: Instagram)
As for their sage advice? Luke shared how his cousins told him, "Just be calm. And embrace it, know that the nerves never go away, it is becoming comfortable with the nerves as opposed to fearing them.
"Embrace it and know that it is a comfortable place to be. Just be yourself, don't try and be anything you are not."
"Embrace it and know that it is a comfortable place to be." (Image: Instagram)
The Home and Away newcomer also told the publication his unique and perhaps industry splitting choice to watch his performances back.
"It is definitely difficult to watch yourself," he admits.
"We are our own worst critics, but I think if you can learn to watch yourself in a constructive way, analyse it and get better, that is the point."

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