Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou unsure if she 'wants to act'

Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou is unsure if she wants to continue working on the show in the future.

The 44-year-old has been working on the show for over 20 years after signing on as Leah Patterson in 2000.

Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou on red carpet
Home and Away's Ada Nicodemou has revealed she's not sure if she wants to continue acting and working on the show. Photo: Getty

"I still don't know whether I want to act. I always go, 'I'm acting at the moment'," she told Mamamia's No Filter podcast.

"I don't know whether it's something I'll continue to do," she said.


"I just feel like it's something that I've done naturally, but I haven't trained for it, and someone's going to realise that I'm not that great."

However, while she might be having second thoughts about continuing on with the show, she has recently renewed her contract so won't be leaving anytime soon.

Ada Nicodemou on Home and Away
Ada has been on the soap since 2000. Photo: Seven

The actress also shared that she has loved working on television and the stability of her job, but she won't be attempting to follow in Chris Hemsworth's footsteps and make it in Hollywood.

"I just think, for me, it'd be too hard hustling all the time for different roles and being out of work. And I don't love acting that much; I love working. So it was a real conscious choice for me," she said.

She also revealed how much she enjoyed slowing down in 2020 when the Covid pandemic struck, which had her thinking whether she really wanted to keep working in TV.

Ada Nicodemou with a bike
Ada says she's struggled with her body image but says she enjoys staying active and eating well, making it easy to stay in shape. Photo: Instagram/Ada Nicodemou

Ada recently opened up about her struggles with body image over the years, telling Confidential, "I’m not going to lie and say that there haven’t been times that I am not as confident as I should be."

"We all have those moments and I still do now, but for the majority of times I surround myself with people I love. I think overall I am confident in my own skin."

She also shared that she enjoys exercising and eating well and tries to be active every day, whether it's "a walk or a PT session".

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