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Australian actress Danielle Macdonald lost a home in bushfire crisis  

‘It’s something I can never unsee. It’s horrifying’: Australian actress Danielle Macdonald breaks down in tears at G’Day USA event as she reveals her family members lost a home in bushfire crisis

Danielle Macdonald has revealed that her family were personally affected by the bushfire crisis. 

Speaking at the G’Day USA event in Beverly Hills, the 28-year-old actress broke down in tears as she described the devastation in New South Wales.

The Bird Box star told The Daily Telegraph: ‘We were at my cousin’s house at Bateman’s Bay over Christmas and three days later their house burned down. 

‘It’s horrifying’: Australian actress Danielle Macdonald (pictured) broke down in tears at G’Day USA event on Saturday, as she revealed her family members lost a home in bushfire crisis

‘We ended up driving 13 hours south to get out and it was a journey that should have taken three hours.

‘But seeing the dead animals in the burnt-out areas we drove through is something I can never unsee. It’s horrifying’.  

Now based in America, Danielle’s career has gone from strength to strength, and she recently revealed what it was like to work alongside Jennifer Aniston, 50, on the Netflix hit Dumplin’.

The Bird Box star said: 'We were at my cousin's house at Bateman's Bay over Christmas and three days later their house burned down. We ended up driving 13 hours south to get out'

The Bird Box star said: ‘We were at my cousin’s house at Bateman’s Bay over Christmas and three days later their house burned down. We ended up driving 13 hours south to get out’ 

She added: 'Seeing the dead animals in the burnt-out areas we drove through is something I can never unsee. It's horrifying'

She added: ‘Seeing the dead animals in the burnt-out areas we drove through is something I can never unsee. It’s horrifying’

Speaking to Stellar Magazine, Danielle recalled how she hung out with Jennifer at the Hollywood star’s Bel Air mansion to get into the role as her daughter.

‘She (Jennifer) was just very welcoming, open and warm. I felt very safe and calm around her,’ Danielle told the publication. 

In the film, Danielle played the titular character who is teased for being plus-sized and has the nickname ‘Dumplin’ while her mother – played by Jennifer – is a former pageant queen. 

In character! Now based in America, Danielle's career has gone from strength to strength, and she recently worked alongside Jennifer Aniston, 50, on the Netflix hit Dumplin' (pictured)

In character! Now based in America, Danielle’s career has gone from strength to strength, and she recently worked alongside Jennifer Aniston, 50, on the Netflix hit Dumplin’ (pictured) 

Sweet: 'She (Jennifer) was just very welcoming, open and warm. I felt very safe and calm around her,' Danielle said of her co-star

Sweet: ‘She (Jennifer) was just very welcoming, open and warm. I felt very safe and calm around her,’ Danielle said of her co-star 

Another hit film! After Dumplin' Danielle went on to star in Bird Box alongside Sandra Bullock (R)

Hit! After Dumplin’ Danielle went on to star in Bird Box alongside Sandra Bullock (right) 

Danielle also appeared in the Netflix movie Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock.

More recently she starred in the miniseries Unbelievable, alongside Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever. 

Danielle will next been seen in the film French Exit, which stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. 

Star on the rise: Danielle will next been seen in the film French Exit, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges

Star on the rise: Danielle will next been seen in the film French Exit, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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