Fans of Neighbours know that the Australian soap isn’t afraid to approach famous people for cameo roles; most recently, Mischa Barton of The OC joined the ensemble as Reece.
However, there is one extremely well-known figure that executive producer Jason Herbison is particularly eager to secure. In fact, he has come close to doing so before.
Hugh Jackman nearly agreed to a two-year spell on the serial opera, and Herbison revealed it’s his goal to bring him on for a guest appearance in a press interview with RadioTimes.com.
“I do want to put one thing out to the universe,” he chuckled. Hugh Jackman should be on Neighbours, in my opinion.
Hugh famously considered performing on the programme for two years. He frequently recounts the incident, and you can see it online. He was given the option of attending WAAPA, a highly regarded film acting school in Perth, or spending two years on Neighbours.
“He picked WAAPA, much to the dismay of his family in the UK, thus I believe it is time that he realised his destiny. He was planning to visit the set while his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, was in charge of the direction in 2020, but we had to close since it was Covid week.
Herbison stated that he has already contacted some “pretty good names” and that there have been early signs of success. Keep an eye on this page for any big developments!
Herbison stated that he is open to bringing many more American talents to Ramsay Street now that Neighbours is available on Amazon Freeview.
“I believe we are flexible. Undoubtedly, our show is about Australians who reside in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. But just like in real life, we do have a large population of Americans, Brits, and individuals from other nations.
So, I believe we’re quite receptive to that. Over the years, a lot of British characters have appeared on the show.