We speak to Sarah Ellen, Neighbours newbie, about joining the cast of the soap in the role of Madison Robinson, the daughter of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan characters Charlene and Scott.
How does it feel to be joining the cast of Neighbours in the role of Madison Robinson?
I feel extremely lucky. Neighbours is such an iconic TV show and I'm excited to make my small screen debut playing Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan's daughter.
Can you tell us a little bit about the audition process you went through for Neighbours?
It's quite refreshing to think about for me. A lot of opportunities and jobs I get, come through my social media platforms and website perksofher.com; but this role came through my agency, with other actresses auditioning for the part.
Is there a pressure going into the show because the role is known as 'Kylie and Jason's daughter'?
I feel a little bit of pressure because I think Scott and Charlene's fans will keep their eye out for Madison. It's also my first role on the small screen so I'm a little nervous!
What can you tell us about Madison and what we should expect from her?
Madison is an extremely sweet and loveable character. Her parents send her to Ramsay St to look after her brother Daniel and reconnect with her uncle Paul. I can't wait for you to see Madison's entrance! It gets quite heated - let's just say there is a stunt man on set!
How alike is she to her on-screen mother Charlene?
Madison is a very loveable character, although she can be quite feisty and adventurous just like her mum.
The soap's teased there will instantly be 'family turmoil' - can you give us any teasers about that?
Oh Madison gets caught up in family turmoil that's for sure. I'm not sure if I can tease anything - you'll have to wait and see when she hits the screens!
Can you tell us a little bit more about your website Perks Of Her and how you came up with the idea for the site?
I really wanted to create my own platform that was a little more intimate than Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Somewhere where I could share with my followers my creative directing work and collaborations. It's also about finding the perks in life, in every situation.
Finally what aims or goals do you have for your career moving forward?
I really love what I'm doing now with Perks Of Her, although this year I really want to focus on my acting career and hopefully take it to the big screens!
Sarah's first scenes will be shown on Neighbours on April 22.
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