From Summer Bay to Ramsay Street!
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the Australian actress revealed she has signed on to join the cast of channel Ten’s long-running soap, Neighbours.
“As an actor in Australia, I am thrilled to be working,” the brunette beauty said to the publication during a break from filming.
“The biggest hurdle for me right now is will my brain fit all these scripts in and will I deliver,” she pondered.
“Literally all I’ve been doing is sitting in my hotel room, learning my scripts, learning my lines and trying to get back into the motion of TV script learning.”
Australia fell in love with the mother-of-one when she portrayed Martha MacKenzie on Home and Away from 2005 – 2010.
Fast forward six years, and it is believed that she’s signed on to Neighbours for three years, and will soon hit the small screen as school teacher, Elly Conway, in July.
“Elly is the fun, feisty unpredictable niece of Susan and Karl Kennedy,” the 31-year-old said of her character.
“She is an English teacher, which is amazing because I get to play out one of my childhood dreams of being a teacher and I get to have fun and be a little bit naughty.”
To accommodate for her new role, the Logie-award winner will split her time between Sydney and Melbourne.
While her two-year-old daughter remains her number one priority, the Myer ambassador is thankful for Neighbours’ support of her work-life balance.
“They understand that Aleeia is my priority, which says a lot about their family values and how they operate with their actors.”
“I find it so incredible that they are allowing me to fulfil a dream but they’re also letting me be the best mum I can.”
The model muma and her then-husband, Braith Anasta, split in December last year.
Despite the differences that drew them apart, both parties have decided to remain friends for the sake of their darling daughter.
At the time of their breakup, the pair said, “We are going to continue to support each other and remain best of friends, we only want the best for each other and more importantly our amazing daughter Aleeia.”
With their spokesman adding, “They have had challenges like all married couples and despite best efforts to make things work they have agreed that a trial separation is best for them and their precious daughter.”
Congratulations on the new role, Jodi! We can’t wait to meet Elly.