From her first acting job on a long-running Aussie soap to being hailed as a breakout Hollywood star, Claremont-raised Adelaide Kane has come a long way. The former St Hilda’s student made her TV debut on Neighbours in 2006 with a three-month role as Lou Carpenter’s adopted daughter. But since leaving Ramsey Street for Hollywood, Kane has gone from a little-known actress to burgeoning star.
Last year Kane, 23, racked up a string of TV and film credits, including supporting Ethan Hawke in the horror-thriller The Purge. But it is her lead role in sexy period drama Reign that thrust her further into the spotlight. In the series, to air on Ten Network’s channel Eleven next year, Kane is a young Mary Queen of Scots during her rise to power in the 16th century. “It’s been kind of non-stop, especially since Reign got picked up,” Kane said. “It’s been hell for leather.”
In Perth for a brief break, Kane, who splits her time between Los Angeles, Toronto and New York, has caught up with family and friends she hasn’t seen for a year. “It’s weird, I miss home more when I’m here than when I’m away,” she said. “When home, I’m reminded of all the things I’m missing. “I’d like to come back more often. I miss my family.”
After her return to her LA base, Kane will continue filming for Reign in Toronto in the coming weeks.
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