Home and Away star Sarah Roberts played Willow Harris for almost four years.
SARAH ROBERTS: Yeah, I'd love to go back to "Home and Away." I loved my time there. You know, if the storyline's right for Willow and for me at the time, of course, I'd love to. Like I said before, I became so close with everyone, and they became like a family. So, I mean, yeah, being on that show feels like a holiday, too, because you just get to hang out with all your favorite people and-- to work every day. Yeah, I would love to do that. I loved my time on "Home and Away."
Something that I really loved about working on "Home and Away" was that I was a bad girl, and I was still Sri Lankan, but it wasn't rammed down anyone's throat that I-- you know, was a doctor, for instance, and an Indian. It didn't have anything to do with my profession or my personality, and it was also great to bring-- I remember on "Home and Away," my father sang a Sri Lankan lullaby to me when I was on my deathbed, actually. That's very dramatic.
But it's beautiful to integrate culture like that into-- onto screens in Australia. Because you look around on Australian streets, and people come from all over the world. And that's what's so beautiful about Australia, I think, as well.
I keep in touch with all of them. Sophie and Patty, I went and stayed with them recently. We had a little sleepover. I babysat their dog while they were in the UK. Who else? Courtney Miller, she's coming to the premiere on Thursday, and so is-- so is Soph, actually.
And then a lot of the crew as well, I grew really close to the crew. A lot of makeup artists my really close friends now. I see a lot of the, you know, crew that used to work on "Home and Away" on other sets that I work on, which is always nice.
[? Sammy ?] is such a beautiful friend of mine. She's one of my best friends, and she's always been there for me, and I've always been there for her. And I miss her a lot because she's living down in Melbourne now.
Whenever I have something on or she has something on, we always make sure that we're there for each other. And she's just-- she's just the bestest friend.
And last but not least, Zoe Ventoura, she's a really close friend of mine, and we see each other all the time, and she lives up the street, too.
I've got a few outrageous storylines. Look, I remember being locked in the car boot-- locked in a car boot with Jimmy. And I'd first did-- that was when we'd first met, so we weren't together yet. And we filmed it in a real car boot. And I'm claustrophobic, and I hadn't told anyone that yet, so that was quite challenging for me.
[LAUGHS] Yeah, that was a fun scene, and it's quite-- it's something that's never happened to me before in real life. I think it's quite outrageous.