Georgie Parker, who starred in the TV show Home and Away, has opened up about dealing with stardom during the height of her career.
The 57-year-old actress admitted to TV Week that combining her job and being a new mother was a challenge for her.
‘When I won the first Gold Logie, I married and became a mother.’ ‘I was torn between a number of things at the time — it was a very stressful moment for me,’ she explained.
‘The issue I had was that I’d never pursued that level of success before, so when I did, I was doing it more out of a desire for the show to succeed.’
Georgie Worland married Steve Worland in 1999, and their daughter Holly was born in 2000.
When her daughter Holly was 17 weeks old, the actress returned to filming All Saints.
To keep her family life out of the spotlight, she said she had to learn to set’some delicate limits.’
‘I had to reassess everything when I became successful on television because it wasn’t part of my plan.’ All I wanted to do was work. It was a challenge to be recognised.’
Georgie rose to prominence after starring in the Australian drama shows All Saints and A Country Practice.
The homegrown star has won a total of seven Logie Awards.
Her greatest triumph, however, was winning the prestigious Gold Logie in both 2000 and 2001.
She joined the cast of Home And Away in 2010 to play Ruth ‘Roo’ Stewart, a role played by Justine Clarke on the iconic TV show.