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.
“It changed my life completely and defined who I was from a very young age,” she said of her Home and Away role. “I felt like I really needed to make sense of that whole period of my life and realise that it wasn’t so big, scary, and overwhelming.
“It was a wonderful thing to be part of. It was definitely very cathartic.”
But, with her family now divide 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 definitely know 100% that I would never go back to a long-term character,” she said. “The work is too intense and it’s continuous.
“It’s hard to spend time with family when you’re working that many hours. I prefer shorter six-week roles or a guest spot, but you know, never say never.
“Montana is romantically entangled with Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) as she sets out to put on a Fashion Week event at Lassiter’s, 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.