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Eric Bana plans to stay in Melbourne until the pandemic is over

Eric Bana plans to stay in Melbourne until the pandemic is over and has even turned down job offers overseas


Eric Bana is refusing to leave his hometown of Melbourne until the pandemic is over.

Speaking to the ABC, the actor said he feels that it’s his duty to stick by his fellow Australians during these difficult times. 

‘This might sound weird, but I just kind of…I don’t want to leave. Just in terms of what the city has gone through,’ he said.

Staying put: Eric Bana is refusing to leave his hometown of Melbourne until the pandemic is over. Speaking to the ABC, the actor said he feels that it’s his duty to stick by his fellow Australians during these difficult times

The former Full Frontal star even said that he had turned down job offers overseas to stay Down Under.

‘But in terms of having the opportunity to go and do other things, it just doesn’t feel like the right time … It just doesn’t feel right to escape.

‘It sort of feels like we’ve gotten this far, you know, and you feel like you’re part of the tribe and… I just want to be here until it’s all over, and feel that sense of joy that everyone else will feel, at the same time.’

Eric recently recorded the Audible podcast drama The Orchard in Melbourne. 

The podcast promises a ‘visceral and terrifying journey with a riveting and unexpected conclusion’. 

'It just doesn't feel right to escape': The former Full Frontal star even said that he had turned down job offers overseas to stay Down Under

‘It just doesn’t feel right to escape’: The former Full Frontal star even said that he had turned down job offers overseas to stay Down Under

Audible has described the series as ‘a supernatural murder mystery that blends a foreboding private school, a haunting conspiracy, and unnerving teenagers’. 

Eric will be joined in the series by other well-known Austrian actors and actresses.

Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim and Babe), Gary Sweet (Police Rescue and Bloom) and Olivia Deeble (Home and Away and Secret Society of Second Born Royals) are also involved.

Eric voices police detective and struggling single parent, Adam Durwood, who is assigned to investigate the body of a teenage boy found on the grounds of the exclusive Nevermoor girls school.

At the centre of the mystery is a coven of three beguiling and manipulative teenage girls who seem to know much more than they should and are slowly drawing Adam into a web he can’t see.

When Adam’s daughter, Lily, is secretly befriended by the three girls of Nevermoor things begin to unravel.

Working hard: Eric recently recorded the Audible podcast drama The Orchard in Melbourne. The podcast promises a 'visceral and terrifying journey with a riveting and unexpected conclusion'

Working hard: Eric recently recorded the Audible podcast drama The Orchard in Melbourne. The podcast promises a ‘visceral and terrifying journey with a riveting and unexpected conclusion’

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