Home and Away had some unfamiliar faces on set on Tuesday.
The long-running soap drama was back in production with new performers after losing two of its biggest stars, Harley Bonner and Sam Frost, recently.
On Sydney’s Palm Beach, an anonymous actress was busy filming, with the young beauty sporting a big snake tattoo on one arm.
She wore a studded white belt, a black denim skirt, and several necklaces in a punk appearance.
A male actor dressed in a hipster appearance with a black hat, shorts, and a tank top was also on set filming scenes with an unidentified actress.
In between takes, the actress wore a yellow onesie and white sneakers while laughing with her co-star.
Jacqui Purvis and Nick Cartwright filmed numerous sequences together, so there were some recognizable faces on-site as well.
They appeared to be engrossed in a stressful plot, walking together and conversing animatedly, with Jacqui looking quite serious.
However, the model, who looked stunning in denim shorts and cowboy boots, bent over laughing in between shots.
Last month, Harley Bonner left Home and Away when Channel Seven imposed a requirement that all cast and staff members be completely vaccinated against Covid-19.
Following his exit from the serial, the 30-year-old actor posted a lengthy Instagram post that appeared to be about his leaving.
‘Cancel culture is the lamest of the lame,’ he began. ‘Why would you waste time wishing someone didn’t exist purely because they said something that made you feel something you perceived as a negative?’
Harley Bonner left Home and Away last month after less than a year on the show, according to Channel Seven.
His departure coincided with Seven Productions’ implementation of a policy mandating all cast and crew members to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Bonner and Seven have yet to confirm or deny that his resignation was linked to the vaccine mandate.
Last month, the actor took to Instagram to express his feelings on his departure, stating he was very delighted’ and thanking fans for their support.
‘Thanks and love to you all,’ he wrote. ‘I’m very happy. Life’s good. Keep spreading kindness.’
Bonner came up for the first time since the network announced he will not be returning to Home and Away.
‘Channel Seven can confirm Harley will not return to Home and Away when filming resumes in the coming weeks,’ a Seven spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
After previously appearing on rival Channel 10 series Neighbours, Bonner made his debut in August as gorgeous trauma surgeon Dr. Logan Bennett.
Sam Frost has also left the Channel Seven serial opera, and she has spoken openly about her choice to leave last month.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 32-year-old actress, who joined the cast as Jasmine Delaney in 2017, pondered on her departure from the coveted role.
‘I quit my dream job at Home And Away to look after my mental health,’ Sam wrote on the mental health awareness Instagram page, Believe by Sam Frost.
‘I needed to take a step back, go home, and be with my family. And most importantly take good care of my health and wellbeing.
‘I now spend the days with the people I love, doing the things I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t because I was too busy working.’
Sam also admitted she’s felt anxious about her finances after quitting the lucrative role, writing: ‘Sometimes I wake up and panic about money, work and being able to afford my mortgage.
‘But then I remind myself the importance of putting our mental health first and taking time out to heal our mind, body & soul. The rest will fall into place.’
Last month, the former Bachelorette recorded her farewell scenes for Home and Away at Eveleigh Studios in Sydney.
Sam had earlier returned to work after her vaccine drama hit the headlines.
She has reversed her anti-vax attitude, admitting that she will be vaccinated against Covid-19, but only after Channel Seven’s ‘no jab, no job’ deadline has passed.
The actress stated that she will be fully vaccinated by late February, around seven weeks after the network’s vaccination rule for all presenters, cast, and crew takes effect on January 10.
Sam’s character Jasmine Delaney was ‘written out momentarily’ since she wasn’t allowed on the Palm Beach set until she was double vaxxed.
The former reality star explained that she couldn’t receive the vaccine sooner because she had a medical operation scheduled for January.’
It comes after Seven West Media’s Director of Production, Andrew Backwell, sent an email to staff advising them that starting January 10, the network “would only engage fully vaccinated presenters, actors, and crew.”
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