Mackenzie Hargreaves and Richie Amblin of Neighbours may have broken up last year, but actress Georgie Stone is still “devastated” about it.
Last year, Mackenzie ended her relationship with Richie after learning that he had been spreading lies about her at school and had even rated her performance in bed on an app called ‘The Ladder.’
Mackenzie has moved on from Richie and is now dating Hendrix Greyson, but Georgie still pines for her character’s former sweetheart.
“Oh my God, sure [I was sad]!” she confessed exclusively to Digital Spy. I wasn’t lying when I said I cried when I found out!
“We’d been documenting this connection for a year, and we really enjoyed Erinsborough High.” Being in the show is certainly one of my proudest achievements. So when I found out they were breaking up, I was sad.”
Georgie revealed that she wants Lachlan Miller to “stay around forever” in an interview regarding their on-screen and off-screen relationship.
“The connection was really amazing, and I love Lachie to death; he’s a really dear friend of mine,” she said. “He’s such a pleasure to work with, and I didn’t want him to miss work.” I really wanted him to be with us for the rest of our lives!
“At least once a week, I get a note from someone asking if Richie would return. Let’s hope that’s the case. I’d like to see him return since I adored that relationship and Richie as a character. I could rave about how much I adored that friendship all day!”
Despite her disappointment that Mackenzie and Richie are no longer together, Georgie explained that she understands why Mackenzie let her ex go.
“Although it came from a position of love, [Richie] engaged in sexual harassment, which was serious. It was a complete betrayal of trust “she clarified
“He betrayed her trust, which was really traumatic for her. As heartbreaking as it is, and as much as I wish their connection could continue, I completely understand Mackenzie’s reasons for not wanting to be in that relationship with him.”
Still, Georgie is pleased with how things turned out, primarily because she sees huge things in the future for her former co-star Lachlan.
“I wanted him to join the main cast, and I even talked to them about bringing him on full-time, but Lachie is going to achieve greater and greater things, so I’m glad for him.”
“We’ll definitely see him again, if not on Neighbours, then in a fantastic Hollywood film!”