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Home and Away star Rebecca Breeds scores huge US gig as she’s cast in Silence of the Lambs sequel

“Think I’ve earned myself a nice glass of Chianti...”

By Erin Doyle
Former Home and Away star Rebecca Breeds, 32, is doing quite well for herself in Hollywood,
Since leaving behind the shores of Summer Bay for the bright lights of Los Angeles, the actress has picked up a number of US roles in high-profile shows like The Originals and Pretty Little Liars.
And now she's bagged one of her biggest roles to date – nabbing the lead role in the CBS network's Silence of the Lambs sequel.
Bec is killing it in Hollywood. Image: Getty
Rebecca will play FBI Agent Clarice Starling, a character previously played by Jodie Foster in 1991's Silence of the Lambs and Julianne Moore in 2001's Hannibal.
Taking to Twitter after the news broke, Rebecca shared her excitement, writing "Thank you thank you thank you for the role of a life time. Think I've earned myself a nice glass of Chianti..."'
Rebecca previously played Ruby Buckton on Home and Away from 2008 to 2012 and met her now husband Luke Mitchell on the set of the soap.
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Bec with her former Home And Away co-stars Lincoln Lewis, Tessa James and Todd Lasance. Image: Getty
Luke has been enjoying his own success Stateside as well, with roles in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Blindspot and The Code.
Speaking to TV Week last April, Luke credited his wife as being the key to his international success.
"I don't think I could have done what I've done overseas if it weren't for Bec," Luke said, adding, "I'm a very lucky guy."
Lovebirds Bec and Luke in Sydney. Image: Instagram
Rebecca and Luke began dating in 2009 before the actor popped the question in 2012.
The couple then tied the knot in 2013 in a stunning ceremony held in New South Wales' Kangaroo Valley.
"It's another aspect of Home And Away that makes it so special," Luke told TV Week of meeting Rebecca on set.
"We certainly spent most of our relationship on the show. And when I finally finished, we were engaged, and then we got married, and then we moved overseas."

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