It appears Melissa George is making a very deliberate attempt this week to convince Australians that she isn’t embarrassed of her soapie past, and is finally ready to talk about the things she rather audaciously tried to ignore.
First, it was an image on Instagram throwing waaaay back to her time on Home and Away, and now George has spent a good deal of a recent interview having a chat about her soapie days.
In an interview this weekend with NewsCorp Australia, George admits the photo she posted on social media acknowledging her Home and Away days does mark a kind of mellowing in attitude towards her past.
“Yes, I made peace this week,” she told NewsCorp Australia.
“I had a melancholy moment and it’s funny, whenever my mum misses me, she often watches that scene, she loves it so much. I just thought it was really beautiful. It was just a really beautiful photo.”
George also admits she has been trawling through her resume, taking a peak at photos that capture the soapie past she so defiantly tried to move on from.
“I went through a bit of my resume, I put up pictures of Hunted, In Treatment, little things like that, then came across that [Home and Away] one and thought ‘oh, I remember that day so well. I fell in love with acting that very day,” she said.
In a further and similarly colossal change in attitude, George reflected fairly reasonably on that now infamous interview with the Morning Show in 2012, where she threw an epic tantrum when asked about her former character on Home and Away.
“I think what it was,” she explained, “I was just so hurt and reacted in a way that anybody would. I was really, really hurt by comments I heard backstage and I reacted in a way, at the time, that I thought was right.