Margot Robbie says she’s ‘eternal grateful’ to Neighbors for helping her break into Hollywood

Margot Robbie says she’s ‘eternal grateful’ to Neighbors for helping her break into Hollywood – and admits she only realized how popular the show was until she moved to London

She’s arguably one of the biggest stars to come out of the Australian soap Neighbours.

And Margot Robbie, who played Donna Freedman between 2008 and 2011, is under no illusion that the beloved show was integral in helping her break into Hollywood.

‘There are so many of us that owe them for giving us a big break,’ Robbie, 32, told The Sun on Saturday.

Margot Robbie, 32, (pictured) told The Sun on Saturday she’s ‘eternal grateful’ to Neighbors for helping her break into Hollywood

‘It wasn’t just about giving me a break either — it gave me a real chance to work on my craft. It was the perfect training for Hollywood, and I will always be eternally grateful.’

Robbie, who moved to London in 2013 after leaving Neighbours, said she only realized how popular the show was until she lived in the UK.

‘When I lived in London, I understood at its peak how big it was. People would come up to me and tell me how they watched it every day after school.’

Robbie played Donna Freedman between 2008 and 2011. She is pictured in character on the show in 2009

Robbie played Donna Freedman between 2008 and 2011. She is pictured in character on the show in 2009

'It wasn't just about giving me a break either — it gave me a real chance to work on my craft.  It was the perfect training for Hollywood, and I will always be eternally grateful.'  Margot is pictured in character with co-star Jackie Woodburne, who played Susan Kennedy, in 2009

‘It wasn’t just about giving me a break either — it gave me a real chance to work on my craft. It was the perfect training for Hollywood, and I will always be eternally grateful.’ Margot is pictured in character with co-star Jackie Woodburne, who played Susan Kennedy, in 2009

During the Neighbors finale, Robbie made a fleeting appearance in a 14-second pre-recorded video message.

Robbie was unable to travel to Australia to film scenes as she is currently busy filming the Barbie movie in America.

However, she did show her gratitude by sending the entire cast a bottle of expensive Champagne.

During the Neighbors finale, Robbie made a fleeting appearance in a 14-second pre-recorded video message.  She is pictured in her final episode cameo

During the Neighbors finale, Robbie made a fleeting appearance in a 14-second pre-recorded video message. She is pictured in her final episode cameo

Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance are among the other celebrities who returned to Neighbors to appear in the send-off of the Melbourne-based drama that helped launch their careers in acting and music.

Natalie and Holly filmed a scene together from the UK, which saw them bump into each other at a park before discovering they both once lived on Ramsay Street.

Neighbors was once a major hit in Australia and a bigger success in Britain, but has fallen victim to waning ratings in recent years.

Robbie was unable to travel to Australia to film scenes as she is currently busy filming the Barbie movie in America.  However, she did show her gratitude by sending the entire cast a bottle of expensive Champagne

Robbie was unable to travel to Australia to film scenes as she is currently busy filming the Barbie movie in America. However, she did show her gratitude by sending the entire cast a bottle of expensive Champagne

Kylie Minogue (pictured), Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance are among the other celebrities who returned to Neighbors to appear in the send-off of the Melbourne-based drama that helped launch their careers in acting and music

Kylie Minogue (pictured), Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance are among the other celebrities who returned to Neighbors to appear in the send-off of the Melbourne-based drama that helped launch their careers in acting and music

.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.