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Oscar nominee Margot Robbie won’t rule out return to Neighbours

The actress started her acting career on the Australian soap


Margot Robbie wouldn’t rule out a return to Australian soap Neighbours, despite being an Oscar nominee.

The 27-year-old Aussie actress, who is up against Irish star Saoirse Ronan for the Best Actress gong at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in I, Tonya, played Donna Freedman in Neighbours from 2008 – 2011.

Speaking to Australia’s Who magazine about reuniting with her Neighbours co-star, Margot said, “Yeah, I think I would, totally. We could get the whole gang back together.”

The stunning actress was just 17 when she started on Neighbours, and she made the move from the Gold Coast to Melbourne for the job.


“I was 17 when I started on the job and I had just moved from the Gold Coast and didn’t know anyone in Melbourne.

“Obviously I had never lived on my own before and everyone just pretty much took me under their wing. One of the downsides of leaving home at an early age to chase your dreams is preparedness.

“I was pretty much living on Froot Loops for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone was like ‘OK, you will come over to my house’ … Susan Kennedy [Jackie Woodburne] would invite me over once a week and cook me a roast, and Toadie, or Ryan who plays Toadie, helped me do my taxes!”

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Speaking about being nominated for an Oscar for the first time, Margot revealed that she was attending a premiere screening of I, Tonya in Australia with her family when she found out.

“It was the best possible scenario to hear something like that. They plugged the phone into the DJ decks and literally as they did, they announced my name and everyone just started screaming,” she said.

Margot is up against Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Meryl Streep (The Post), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) at the Academy Awards, which takes place at the Dolby Theatre in LA on March 4.

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