Margot Robbie will be “forever grateful” to ‘Neighbors’ for her Hollywood acting debut.
The 32-year-old, who began her TV work playing Donna Friedman on the Australian soap from 2008 to 2011, also appeared in the finale of the show, which aired on Friday. (29.07.22)
He filmed scenes in LA but sent 37 bottles of champagne to the Melbourne set, saying he felt the finale was “the end of an era”.
Now Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, the double Oscar-nominee told TODAY (31.07.22) The Sun on Sunday: “I do a lot for the neighbors. Indebted to him for giving the break.
“It wasn’t just about giving me a break — it gave me a real chance to work on my craft. It was the perfect training for Hollywood, and I’ll always be grateful.”
Friday’s finale marks the return of Margot after 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes, with actors including Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Holly Vallance and Natalie Imbruglia returning.
Anne Charleston, who plays Ramsay Street veteran Madge Bishop, also popped up with her late character as a ghost.
Margot said she only realized how popular the soap was globally when she moved to London.
The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ actress said: “It really is the end of an era for fans.
“When I lived in London, I understood at my peak how big it was. People would come up to me and tell me how they looked at it every day after school.”
Margot has now swapped living in the city with filmmaker husband Tom Ackerley (32) to take root in Hollywood, but said the decision to relocate was a difficult one.
She continued: “Leaving was such a tough decision but I just couldn’t live out of a suitcase.”