Tammin Sursok, who starred in Home and Away for a long time, has stated that she didn’t expect to return to the world of soaps after a long absence, claiming that she had assumed that “chapter” of her life was over for good.
Tammin originally became known for her role as Dani Sutherland in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, which she portrayed from 2000 to 2004. During that time, she was involved in a number of dramatic storylines, including one in which Dani was sexually raped by Kane Phillips.
The actress, who has also appeared in Pretty Little Liars, told TV Week that she never expected to return to a soap until she was cast as fashion mogul Montana Marcel on Neighbours.
She said, “You know, I always said I’d never come back into soaps.” “It’s not because I dislike it or because it was a bad experience. It was because I felt as if this chapter of my life had come to an end.”
Tammin, on the other hand, ultimately concluded that the Neighbours role was worth pursuing, especially given the 18-year gap between turns on the serial.
Her Home and Away job “totally transformed my life and defined who I was from a very young age,” she stated. “I felt compelled to make sense of that time in my life and realise that it wasn’t so enormous, terrifying, or overwhelming after all.
“It was a fantastic experience to be a part of. It was unquestionably cathartic.”
But, with her family now dividing their time between LA and Australia, would the actress ever consider resuming Dani’s role? It doesn’t appear that she’ll be returning to Summer Bay anytime soon.
“I know for a fact that I would never return to a long-term role,” she stated emphatically. “The task is excessively demanding and never-ending.
“When you work so many hours, it’s difficult to spend time with your family. Shorter six-week jobs or a guest spot are more appealing to me, but never say never.”
Montana gets romantically entangled with Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) as she sets out to put on a Fashion Week event at Lassiters, while Tammin has been immersed in the Ramsay Street drama since her Neighbours debut.
However, she gets on the wrong side of Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) this week and is blackmailed as he discovers some of her secrets.