Olivia Deeble, who played Raffy Morrison on Home and Away, has hinted that she would be interested in bringing her character back to Summer Bay in the future.
Raffy, a teen who resided in the Bay from 2016 to 2019, eventually decided to relocate to Victoria in order to participate in a medical marijuana research in order to manage her epilepsy.
Raffy hasn’t been seen on our screens since, but actress Olivia told TV Week that she’d never shut out the possibility of developing the character further.
“I will always be a little bit open,” she said when asked if she would make a return to the soap. “I have so much love for the cast and crew and I would love to see Raffy come back. It depends on what everyone else is doing in the Bay.”
Raffy’s half-brother Justin Morgan (James Stewart) and ex-boyfriend Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) are both still living in the Bay, thus she has ties that could lead to her return.
For the time being, the actress is focused on her own TV show, More Than This, which she co-created and stars in with her closest friend Luka Gracie. She’s spoken about how essential it was for her to be able to portray a current Australian adolescent on TV.
“Australian film, TV, culture, music and art doesn’t get enough representation or understanding overseas,” she said. “Being a young Australian actor in America and no one even knowing I was English or Australian, that was shocking for me.”
She added: “No one my age was writing things for our own demographic. And no one was representing the true Australian experience. Australian high school is so different to American or English high school.
“I wanted to tell that story, and lessen the gap between young people in mainstream media creating these things.”
Olivia has previously opened up about how “heartbreaking” it can be to receive rejection as an actor, saying that it’s “probably the hardest part” of working in the industry.
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