home and away Fans were devastated when Courtney Miller left the soap earlier this year.
The star, who played Bella Nixon for over three years, was much loved on screen with Nikau Paratha (Kawakawa Fox Leo).
courtney opened up yahoo lifestyle What she’s been up to since she left, whether she’ll consider returning to Summer Bay, and why she never loses contact with her on-screen “family.”
Since leaving the soap, Courtney has been busy studying acting at Melbourne’s 16th Street Actors Studio.
She has spent her time honing her craft, working on “various acting techniques” ranging from “American Scene” to “Great Theater” productions.
Her course is coming to an end, but it has been her “absolute joy over the past nine months.”
“I will feel very safe”
The last time we saw Bella was when Nikau broke up with her on FaceTime due to the biker threat. So the door is open to the possibility of a return.
Courtney has admitted that she would love to reprise her role as Bella, but she doesn’t want to come back for an extended period of time.
“I would [come back]I wasn’t going to work for long, but I just finished a little bit of drama school especially just to see everyone,” she explains.
“I would love to work again to see what I’ve learned, what I’ve taken on, and how I’ve grown as an actor.”
she adds it home and away It’s fast-paced, making it an ideal place to try out her new acting techniques.
“You always [filming] Working with different people for each scene was very reassuring. The place is familiar as you can walk through the set. ”
“We never lose contact”
The tight-knit cast doesn’t have group chats, but the actress says they’ll always be friends.
Kourtney is known for her very close friendship with “best friend” Lucas Radovich (Ryder Jackson) and flew to Sydney for Sophie Dillman’s (Ziggy Astoni) birthday earlier this year.
After years of working closely with each other, the bond between the co-stars doesn’t disappear overnight. .
“We never lose touch, but our lives eventually have to go our separate ways, which is sad,” she recalls.
“It’s funny how your life can suddenly change. They work and I’m a student…you love them in your heart, but you can’t talk to them all the time.
“My first day was crazy”
First appearance of the star home and away In late 2018, she still remembers how “busy” she was that day.
“The first day was crazy. I was kidnapped. [onscreen] Brother [on my] First day,” she begins. “That was probably the busiest day because I wasn’t used to being on location.”
“I had to be thrown out [Tim Franklin’s] shoulders and kicks.But I was so green, little did I know that I shouldn’t actually kick with all my might. [him]’ she jokes.
Courtney laughs remembering how many times Bella has been kidnapped on the show, and I think it happened about four times.
Her first storyline was that she was kidnapped by her abusive father, Ross Nixon, after which she was soon kidnapped by her father.
She finds it funny that she was “pushed into cars” a lot, but adds that she “had a lot of fun” playing Bella.
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