Kylie Minogue on Neighbours return: Star reveals particulars of ’emotional’ last scenes as cleaning soap involves an finish


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Kylie Minogue has spoken about her emotional return to the set of Neighbours, crediting the cleaning soap as her “massive break” and saying it’s a part of her historical past.

The pop megastar rose to fame after starring as Charlene within the Australian cleaning soap within the Nineteen Eighties, and not too long ago returned to movie reunion scenes to mark the tip of the present after 37 years.

Alongside Jason Donovan, her on-screen husband Scott Robinson, viewers will see Minogue‘s return to Ramsay Avenue when the ultimate episode airs in August.

Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue as Scott and Charlene in Neighbours
Now they’re again collectively… Kylie and Jason are set to return as Scott and Charlene one final time

“It was emotional going again to the set and felt lovely, truly, the truth that we may see one another,” she mentioned. “I have not seen these folks in – a few of them – for over 30 years.

“And, you already know, life passes by and we have all gone via totally different stuff. And simply to sort of be face-to-face and say, wow, that is a part of our historical past. It was nice.”

Neighbours, which first aired in Australia in 1985 earlier than coming to the UK the next 12 months, was axed earlier this 12 months after failing to safe new funding since being dropped by its broadcaster.

After a lot hypothesis, the announcement in April that Minogue and Donovan would reprise their roles – which noticed them get married in one of the crucial well-known weddings in cleaning soap historical past – despatched the web right into a frenzy.

The pair additionally dated in actual life and launched the only Particularly For You collectively in 1988.

Minogue mentioned Charlene’s return is a “blink and you may miss me” second however that the information had unfold quick and brought on “a lifetime of its personal”.

Talking about her time on the cleaning soap, she mentioned: “I began performing some years earlier than that, however my sort of massive break and I suppose how I turned a family identify was via Neighbours in 1986, so many moons in the past.”

Neighbours is saying goodbye after 37 years. Pic: Fremantle Australia/ Ray Messner
Producers shared this picture from the final day on set. Pic: Fremantle Australia/ Ray Messner

The ultimate day of filming came about on 10 June, with producers sharing a photograph of solid and crew from the final day on set.

Dr Karl Kennedy star Alan Fletcher – the present’s longest-serving actor – instructed Sky Information in a current interview that saying goodbye can be emotional.

Govt producer Jason Herbison mentioned tears have been shed after filming completed.

Learn extra: Karl Kennedy star on the end of Neighbours

Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne as Karl and Susan Kennedy in Neighbours
Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne performed Karl and Susan Kennedy, the cleaning soap’s longest-running characters

“All of us knew today was coming however till we have been right here on this second when the final scene was filmed, it was onerous to specific how we might all really feel,” he mentioned.

“After all, it’s unhappy and tears have been shed, however we’re additionally enormously proud. Thirty-seven years is an unbelievable achievement and that must be celebrated.

“We have additionally been extremely touched by the response from our viewers all around the world. Neighbours is greater than a TV present to many individuals. They see us as a part of the household and we really feel privileged to have been invited into their houses, and I do know the legacy of Neighbours will dwell on for a few years.”

Minogue is one in every of a lot of stars who rose to fame on the present, with fellow alumni Man Pearce (Momento, LA Confidential, Iron Man 3) additionally returning for the finale.

Different family names who as soon as lived within the fictional suburb of Erinsborough embody Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Holly Valance, Natalie Imbruglia and Liam Hemsworth.

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