"It feels quite surreal. It was a huge part of my life for three years and I am so proud to have been a part of Home And Away. It has provided me with a really solid foundation and so many skills."
"It was super emotional. The cast and crew become an extended family, we spend more time with them then we do our own families sometimes so it was incredibly hard knowing I wouldn't be returning back on set the following week. Like with anyone's last day, we have a really nice exit ceremony with everyone and our producer, Lucy, makes a toast. I felt sad but also really proud to have been part of the show."
"Definitely. I think knowing it was my last scene was as emotional as the actual premise of the scene itself."
"Of course! I count some of the cast and crew as family – they know who they are! We catch up often – we have them over on weekends for BBQs and catch ups. They will be lifelong friends."
"I loved her strength, I loved the versatility of her as a character and a person. I loved that there were plenty of things we had in common – which made playing her that much easier! I think the many storylines I was able to take her through (and hopefully do her justice) is what I loved the most."
"I never went into the show expecting or thinking about that side of the fence. I guess I probably was a little naïve. I mean Home And Away is one of the most watched and loved shows on Australian television and the audience really do connect with the characters. I often walk down the street and someone will refer to me as Kat, not Pia – which is pretty cool. I think it changes for most actors on the show after a solid 8-12 months of being on screen."