‘ It wasn’t healthy ‘: Former Home And Away actress Isabel Lucas shares why she quit her place in MacGyver in the United States and quit her life in Hollywood to return to her native Australia
Teen actress Home and Away Isabel Lucas became the envy of other Australian actors as she secured a guest spot on US TV drama, MacGyver, in 2017.
Yet after two seasons on the series, shot in Los Angeles, Isabel left and relocated unexpectedly back to her Victorian hometown.
The 35-year-old on Sunday clarified why she decided to give up a lucrative future overseas to move Down Under from California.
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It wasn’t healthy’: Isabel Lucas, former Home, And Away actress, disclosed why she quit her place in MacGyver in the US and quit her life in Hollywood to move back to her native Australia. Seen at the Melbourne Design Festival in March 2020, Isabel told the Herald Sun that it was difficult to work on the series and mostly consisting of going up to 15 hours a day, six days a week.’ You will arrive at 5 am and finish at 9:30 pm and six days a week. I just felt tired thinking about it,’ she acknowledged.
Except on her off days, Isabel felt the need to use her downtime to practice for her week ahead, to study lines and to fine-tune her accents as part of her MacGyver job as Samantha Cage’s secret agent.
Hard job: Isabel told Herald Sun that it was stressful to the job on the series, which mostly consisted of going up to 15 hours a day, six days a week in LA. Pictured: Isabel as undercover agent Samantha Cage on MacGyver In addition to the stressful working hours, Isabel stated she did not have a good sense of community in Hollywood and would continue to stay in Australia and instead fly overseas for unique events.
It’s almost like living in a little fishbowl so it’s not safe for a long period. It’s not a normal, positive sense of culture, we obviously don’t behave that way.’ On her IMDB page, it reveals that Isabel is actually pre-for The Ogilvy Fortune movie-d This reveals on her IMDB page that Isabel is actually in pre-production for the film The Ogilvy Fortune-set to be shot in America.
Between 2003 and 2006 Isabel played Tasha Andrews on Home and Abroad, during which time Chris Hemsworth starred on the series too.
After landing a part as a robot shapeshifter posing as a college student in Transformers: Vengeance of the Fallen in 2009 she rose to international stardom.
She stays close friends with the Hemsworths visiting Byron Bay frequently, and also comforted Liam during his break from Miley Cyrus last year.
Claim to fame: In 2009, she rose to stardom after landing a part in Transformers: Vengeance of the Fallen, where she played a robot shapeshifter posing as a college student