With past alumni like Isla Fisher and Chris Hemsworth, Home And Away is a breeding ground for Australian acting talent and Hollywood success.
Now, newcomer Sophie Dillman is praying for the same fate.
A trained nurse, Sophie also joined the Channel Seven drama due to lack of work in the field.
‘I always wanted to be an actor but I was encouraged by my family to do something I could fall back on, so I studied nursing,’ Sophie revealed to The Daily Telegraph. ‘But it just so happened that at the time the Australian government had pulled a lot of funding out of the health system and no graduate nurses were getting jobs so I decided to audition for an acting school and I got in.’
Sophie is set to star as Ziggy Astoni, joining the rest the Astoni family (Rohan Nicol, Kestie Morassi and Anna Cocqueral) in the coming weeks.