Budding Kiwi star Ethan Browne was planning to graduate from Australia’s acclaimed National Institute of Dramatic Art as the fiery brother of Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams), Tane Parata, at Home and Away, when he got the break of a lifetime.
In no time had the 29-year-old made the Summer Bay novice his own and loved playing the newest bad boy of the small coastal town every moment.
“He says, “This is my first TV role and I’m so pleased to be here.
“Actually, Tane is cheeky and stubborn enough. He is a free spirit and does not like anyone telling him what to do, particularly Ari. Yet, deep down, he means well and what he wants for his family is the best.
For a long time, Ethan, born and raised in Wairoa, New Zealand, believed in the crucial connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind.
As he says, “You feel amazing when you work hard, because it improves the consistency of your life.”
Has Ethan changed his diet and fitness routine after moving into the always-beachy world of the Bay?
‘I have probably changed my diet a little,’ he says. I’m still running as hard as I’ve ever done, but now I watch a bit more of what I eat. I eat a variety of high-protein meals, as well as vegetables and fruits, including eggs and canned tuna, and I cut back on sugar. Yet I’ve stuck quite a bit to my normal exercise schedule.
However as Ethan emphasises, sticking to his fitness goals has long been a very personal responsibility.
I’ve always done it for myself,” he says, adding, “I would still be fit and safe if I weren’t at the show.
I have trained with the other Parata boys a couple of times, but we all have different schedules, so I train a lot of the time by myself. And I kind of like my own training-you can chill out with your ideas and just be with them.
As for the alter ego of Tane’s Ethan, it seems like a sizzling romance with none other than Summer Bay’s perennially unlucky-in-love sweetheart, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman), on the cards. Watch this room!