12 March 2016 (released)
12 March 2016
Sarah Ellen spoke to Film-News.co.uk about joining the Neighbours cast, click above for the whole exclusive uncut interview.
The legacy of Neighbours’ much celebrated characters Charlene and Scott, played by superstars Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan continues with their on-screen daughter Madison moving into Ramsay Street.
As quoted in the Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, Australia Kylie commented "Congratulations on your first acting job Sarah and welcome to the neighbourhood! A lot has changed since I was in Neighbours, but I have no doubt the family spirit of the cast and crew remains the same. Have a great time. Oh, and Charlene says, 'Don't forget to let me know you arrived safely."
Eighteen-year-old actress, model, singer and blogger, Sarah Ellen has been cast in the coveted role as Madison Robinson, which will see her join her on-screen brother Daniel played by Tim Phillipps and Uncle Paul immortalized by Neighbours’ icon Stefan Dennis.
The multi-talented teen has had a long held ambition to pursue an acting career and attended the Campbelltown Performing Arts High School from 2012-2014. She has also completed acting courses with NIDA and JMA Performing Arts, where she met and performed with Australia’s X Factor finalist Jai Waetford, also a guest actor on the soap.
"I’m really excited to be joining the cast of Neighbours to play the role of Madison Robinson. She’s feisty and adventurous; just like her on-screen mum Charlene. It's been great fun onset so far and I can’t wait to see what my [social media] audience thinks of my new role,” said Sarah
“Acting has always been a passion of mine, I've been creating my own characters and content for my site (PerksOfHer.com) and YouTube channel (OfficialSarahEllen) for years, so I feel really privileged that my first major TV role is on such an iconic Australian program. It’s been a great experience on Neighbours to learn scripts and work with the cast and crew, everyone has been super friendly and helpful. "
Madison Robinson, a budding journalist, arrives back in Erinsborough at the request of her parents to check on her brother Daniel and very quickly she is caught up in family turmoil.
“We always knew the character of Madison would appear in the Neighbours universe at some point and I’m thrilled to have cast Sarah in the role," said Neighbours’ Executive Producer, Jason Herbison. “Sarah is an enterprising young talent with a love for acting. I think Charlene and Scott would be very happy with our choice.”
Sarah will debut on Neighbours from April 22. Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5, 1.45pm & 5.30pm.