Characters depart the drama-filled hamlet of Summer Bay in a variety of ways, including car crashes, catastrophic fires, and divorce. But it’s when new inhabitants arrive, bringing new life and plotlines to Home and Away, that the true fun begins.
Rose, played by Kirsty Marillier, is the newest resident. Kirsty has previously been in Melbourne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as Sydney’s Home, I’m Darling and The Cherry Orchard. In 2018, she made a cameo as Rhea on the Australian soap opera Home and Away.
Kirsty tweeted a beautiful photo from the Palm Beach filming location of Summer Bay last year after the show congratulated her on her casting.
“In 2022, Summer Bay will be joined by a new character named Rose! Please welcome Kirsty Marillier to the Home and Away cast,” the production team wrote on the show’s official account.
Nicholas Cartwright and Laura Vazquez, the hair and make-up artist for Home and Away, were among those there to congratulate her on her new role.
Kirsty said she was “ecstatic” to share her newfound position with fans when the news initially broke.
“Can finally come clean about this hot piece of news I’ve been harboring for the last 2 months,” she wrote on Instagram. “Ecstatic to announce I’ve been welcomed as a series reg on Home and Away. Woah.
“Getting to be a part of this Aus icon-of-a-show is a bit wild. It’s been a gorg 6 weeks of shooting as I embrace the bay as a new resident brown girl, Rose.”
After she arrives up unexpectedly with her brother Xander, played by Luke Van Os, her character Rose is revealed to be a secret sibling of Summer Bay’s favorite Jasmine.
Rose looks for work as a police officer after arriving in the Bay and quickly develops feelings for a potential coworker; the only problem is that he’s dating her new half-sister.
Their unexpected appearance also begs the question of what brought them to Summer Bay in the first place, as well as whether Jasmine will accept Rose and Xander into her life.