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Nicky Whelan says she’ll switch focus to comedy roles

She’s the former Neighbours star who’s trying to make it in La La land.

But Nicky Whelan, 36, is making a surprise change in direction, with the glamorous actress revealing that she wants to pursue more comedy roles. 

The slender blonde made the admission to The Daily Telegraph on Monday, just before she heads back to Los Angeles for pilot season.

Comedic turn: Former Neighbours actress Nicky Whelan, 36, has said would try to land more comedy roles when she heads back to Los Angeles for the pilot season 

‘There’s more competition than ever before even though there’s much more content,’ she said.

‘I’d like to do a bit more comedy, I’ve steered a lot more towards drama lately, I don’t know why, so I would really like to get back to comedy…it’s so much fun.’  

It comes after the actress flew home to attend the Magic Millions race carnival, held at the Gold Coast. 

Hollywood bound: the actress relocated to La La Land in 2008 in search of more acting opportunities, now she says, she'd like to switch to finding more roles in comedy

Hollywood bound: the actress relocated to La La Land in 2008 in search of more acting opportunities, now she says, she’d like to switch to finding more roles in comedy

At the event, she stunned in an elegant wrap dress which featured a floral pattern on the skirt, bodice and long sleeves.  

The actress, meanwhile, has still been reeling from her divorce from NFL star husband, Kerry Rhodes. 

The brunette stunner announcing the end of her six-month marriage to NFL star Kerry Rhodes in late October.   

Break-up: The actress recently filed for divorce from her NRL-playing husband, Kerry Rhodes  

Break-up: The actress recently filed for divorce from her NRL-playing husband, Kerry Rhodes  

Despite her difficult love life, Nicky’s acting career is going from strength-to-strength.

The blonde bombshell has been setting Tinseltown on fire over the past year, most notably starring in the erotic thriller Inconceivable with Gina Gershon.

She also starred in the Hallmark TV movie Romance at Reindeer Lodge with soap actor Josh Kelly.  

Drop dead gorgeous! Nicky appeared sombre as she stood in front of a pile of gigantic skulls

Drop dead gorgeous! Nicky appeared sombre as she stood in front of a pile of gigantic skulls

Speaking about the film to The Morning Show in December, Nicky said: ‘Hallmark movies are the best!’

She continued: ‘It’s such a family oriented kind of thing, it has a huge audience in America.’

The actress, however, has been taking time out for herself, at times cutting a lonesome figure. 

 A-list! Nicky recently starred in the Hallmark TV movie Romance at Reindeer Lodge with soap actor Josh Kelly

 A-list! Nicky recently starred in the Hallmark TV movie Romance at Reindeer Lodge with soap actor Josh Kelly

Taking to Instagram this month, the Aussie ex-pat donned a bright orange bikini that highlighted her ample assets, ‘Summer #Australia,’ Nicky simply captioned the stunning shot.

In a second shot, the busty blonde appeared sombre as she stood in front of a pile of gigantic skulls.  

Bye! The talented blonde shocked her fans in October when she announced her split from Kerry after just six months of marriage

Bye! The talented blonde shocked her fans in October when she announced her split from Kerry after just six months of marriage



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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