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Seven Hollywood star bosses who are embarrassed by Home and Away

Home and Away boss calls out Australian Hollywood stars who ‘don’t like to talk’ about their soap opera debut – despite providing ‘great training’ for actors

Channel Seven’s director of content planning, Brook Hall, has spoken about the legacy of Home and Away, as long-time rival Neighbors face the axe.

Mr Hall told TV Tonight that the soap opera on the beach remains one of Seven’s “most important” shows, and is also the network’s most expensive production.

“I’m very proud of Home and Away, and it’s arguably our biggest show and our biggest cash spend. We don’t have to. We believe in it,” he said.

Proud: Channel Seven’s director of content planning Brook Hall has spoken of the legacy of Home and Away, as longtime rival Neighbors face the axe. Pictured: A recent scene from the soap opera

Mr Hall went on to say that the series was often unfairly criticized, despite producing many great Australian actors who went on to make a name for themselves in Hollywood.

“Our most successful acting exports over the past 20 years have come from the show that people don’t want to think of as premium drama,” he said.

“It’s a good thing on actors’ resumes for LA because they have such great training,” Hall noted, before adding pointedly, “Even though some actors don’t like to talk about it when they get there -low.”

While many actors are proud of their roots on Home and Away, some have tried to distance themselves from the soap after moving on to bigger things.

‘I’m very proud of Home and Away’: Mr Hall told TV Tonight the beachside soap opera remains one of Seven’s ‘most important’ shows, and is also the most expensive production on the network.

Embarrassed: While many actors are proud of their roots on Home and Away, some former stars, including Melissa George (right, with the late Dieter Brummer), have tried to distance themselves from the soap after moving on to bigger things

Embarrassed: While many actors are proud of their roots on Home and Away, some former stars, including Melissa George (right, with the late Dieter Brummer), have tried to distance themselves from the soap after moving on to bigger things

Melissa George, who began her career playing Angel Parrish on Home and Away before finding success in Hollywood, sadly once said she didn’t want interviewers to ask her about her days. of soap opera.

She made the comments after Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies dared to mention her Home and Away character during an appearance on The Morning Show.

“I don’t need my country’s credibility anymore, I just need them all to shut up.” If they don’t have anything smart to say, please don’t talk to me again,” Melissa said.

“I’d rather have a croissant in Paris or walk my French bulldog in New York,” she added.

It comes after the cast of Neighbors left a crisis meeting in Melbourne last month following reports that the long-running soap opera is set to be axed after 37 years on the air.

Canceled: It comes after the cast of Neighbors walked out of a crisis meeting in Melbourne last month, following reports that the long-running soap opera is set to be axed after 37 years on the air

Canceled: It comes after the cast of Neighbors walked out of a crisis meeting in Melbourne last month, following reports that the long-running soap opera is set to be axed after 37 years on the air

Some of the stars, who could soon face unemployment, were seen crying as they left Nunawading studios in Fremantle.

The future of the show hangs in the balance after British broadcaster Channel 5 confirmed its decision not to renew its contract to broadcast the Australian soap opera.

A petition to save the show has reached 50,000 signatures, but the show is unlikely to be saved, with Ten unwilling to foot the show’s bill.

The future of Home and Away looks rosy and comparative, with each episode attracting around a million viewers in Australia when catch-up figures are taken into account.

Not Goodbye Yet: The Neighbors production team is still on set and will be filming new episodes until June this year.  Pictured: Characters from a Neighbors 2019 storyline

Not Goodbye Yet: The Neighbors production team is still on set and will be filming new episodes until June this year. Pictured: Characters from a Neighbors 2019 storyline

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