Mackenzie (Georgie Stone) will marry Hendrix (Ben Turland) in a fairytale wedding next week on Neighbours. One of the most beautiful love stories on the soap has been the one between the two.
However, it turns out that Australian actress Stone wanted her character to marry sooner and was hoping for a tragic ending as well.
Stone revealed in an interview with Inside Soap that she and Lachie Millar discussed killing off Richie’s character: “Lachie Millar and I proposed a plot in which Mackenzie and Richie marry and then he dies!”
This isn’t the first time Stone has approached Neighbours with a story idea. She would send storyline ideas to executive producer Jason Herbison before joining the show.
Georgie Stone, a transgender activist, was cast as Mackenzie in 2019, with her first storyline centred on her making friends with Yashvi Rebecchi, a fellow student at her school, then revealing her gender identity and being accepted by her peers.
When Stone was 19 years old, the soap’s first trans storyline was introduced with the introduction of Mackenzie.
With the final episode of Neighbours set to air in August, Mackenzie and Hendrix’s wedding could be the show’s final wedding ceremony.
She revealed, “I’ve always secretly wanted to get married on Neighbours because it’s such a Neighbours tradition.”
Stone says that having a Neighbours wedding was a dream come true for her, and that she also adores her gown: “Mackenzie is dressed in a stunning wedding gown created by Neighbours’ fantastic costume department. Despite the fact that it is custom produced by Amy in the show, “she revealed.
Georgie’s mother and father have both appeared on Neighbours, so we’re sure she’s received plenty of advice during her time on the show.