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EXCLUSIVE: Rebecca Breeds spills on a Home And Away return and baby plans with husband Luke Mitchell


“I’m always planning ahead,” says the author.

Clarice Starling’s involvement with cannibal and serial killer Hannibal Lector in the Oscar-winning film The Silence Of The Lambs and its sequel Hannibal sends shivers up some people’s spines.

Rebecca Breeds had to pinch herself when she was cast in the iconic role of Clarice Starling in the hit TV drama Clarice.

“It’s a part I’ve wanted to play my whole life: the girl who tells the story and drives the plot,” the Australian actress tells TV WEEK.

Rebecca grabbed the opportunity and played with it. (Stanley)

She is also taking part in a 1992 Jodie Foster Academy Award for Best Actress for The Silence Of The Lamb, which Julianne Moore took over in Hannibal’s successor in 2001.

The 33-year-old Sydney native is speaking from her base in Toronto, Canada, where Clarice is shot.

Although still struggling with the pain of her previous encounter with Hannibal, Rebecca’s character must find more serial killers.

“It felt like I was stepping into enormous shoes,” Rebecca says of the part. (Stanley)

Rebecca’s husband Luke is filming his new series The Republic Of Sarah just 500 kilometres away in Montreal (which, ironically, stars Stella Baker, the daughter of another H&A alumnus, Simon Baker.)


She also misses their cockapoo dog Alfie, who spends the week with Luke.

Every other weekend or so, they try to take turns driving the five hours to see each other.

Rebecca and Luke, who starred in Home And Away as Ruby Buckton and Romeo Smith, respectively, moved to the United States in 2013, with Rebecca landing roles in the shows We Are Kids, The Originals, and Pretty Little Liars.

Luke appeared in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Code, and Blindspot, as well as the one-season drama Tomorrow People.


Is there any place for a family in that hectic lifestyle?

On Home And Away, Rebecca and Luke fall in love. (Seventh Channel)

If asked, Rebecca has similar feelings about returning to Australia and playing a guest role on Home And Away.

She teases, “Absolutely I’d consider it.”

“But it’s all about the pacing. For us, home is Australia, but we enjoy what we do, so the hope is to one day be able to have a base there so that we can be close to family and work at home while still travelling around the world.”

Rebecca’s hands are currently full.

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