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Milly Alcock reveals she dropped out of high school to star in award-winning Foxtel drama Upright

Rising star Milly Alcock, 19, reveals she dropped out of high school to star in award-winning Foxtel drama Upright alongside Tim Minchin

Milly Alcock is making waves for her performance in the award-winning Foxtel drama Upright. 

And the 19-year-old model and actress has revealed that she dropped out of school to take on the role alongside comedian Tim Minchin, 45. 

Speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin on Saturday, the rising star said that school was never for her, and she’s glad she discovered acting. 

Made the jump: Milly Alcock (pictured) is making waves for her performance in the award-winning Foxtel drama Upright. The 19-year-old model and actress has revealed that she dropped out of school to take on the role alongside comedian Tim Minchin, 45

‘It wasn’t my place. I never did well. I really struggled and I really wanted to do well,’ Milly said. 

She added: ‘It just wasn’t for me. I didn’t really have any great teachers who saw me until I found acting was where I felt safe. So, yeah, it was the right decision.’ 

Upright swept up at the 2020 AACTA Awards in November, with Tim winning the Best Comedy Performer award for the show. 

Lovely story: Upright is an eight part series about two misfits, Lucky (Tim) and Meg (Milly) who find one another and forge an unlikely friendship. Tim and Milly are pictured in the series

Lovely story: Upright is an eight part series about two misfits, Lucky (Tim) and Meg (Milly) who find one another and forge an unlikely friendship. Tim and Milly are pictured in the series 

'It wasn't my place. I never did well. I really struggled and I really wanted to do well. I found acting was where I felt safe. So, yeah, it was the right decision,' she said

‘It wasn’t my place. I never did well. I really struggled and I really wanted to do well. I found acting was where I felt safe. So, yeah, it was the right decision,’ she said

Milly was also nominated for Best Comedy Performer but lost to her co-star, which she did not seem at all phased by on the night.   

The prestigious AACTA Award for Best Comedy Series also went to Upright. 

The actress – who was one of the youngest stars who was part of a winning series that evening – looked delighted when she posed with Tim and their award. 

Stars! Upright swept up at the 2020 AACTA Awards (pictured) in November, with Tim (right) winning the Best Comedy Performer award for the show. Milly was also nominated for Best Comedy Performer but lost to her co-star, which she did not seem at all phased by on the night

Stars! Upright swept up at the 2020 AACTA Awards (pictured) in November, with Tim (right) winning the Best Comedy Performer award for the show. Milly was also nominated for Best Comedy Performer but lost to her co-star, which she did not seem at all phased by on the night

Happy: The prestigious AACTA Award for Best Comedy Series also went to Upright. The actress - who was one of the youngest stars who was part of a winning series that evening - looked delighted when she posed with Tim and their award

Happy: The prestigious AACTA Award for Best Comedy Series also went to Upright. The actress – who was one of the youngest stars who was part of a winning series that evening – looked delighted when she posed with Tim and their award

Upright is an eight part series about two misfits, Lucky (Tim) and Meg (Milly) who find one another and forge an unlikely friendship.  

The pair bond during a road trip through the Australian desert, as they take on a mission to transport a valuable upright piano across the country. 

It also stars Ella Scott Lynch, Daniel Lapaine, Heather Mitchell, Kate Box and Rebecca Massey. 

Stunning: Milly has also done some modelling in addition to her acting career

Stunning: Milly has also done some modelling in addition to her acting career 

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