Neighbours’ Georgie Stone talks future on soap and Mackenzie romance
The character is in a happier place than when we left her at the end of the original run.
Towards the end of Neighbours' original run, Georgie Stone's character Mackenzie Hargreaves was going through the wringer – with her husband Hendrix passing away following an unsuccessful lung transplant.
But now that the soap is back on air, the character finds herself at what Stone calls "a really great turning point" and fans have so far enjoyed seeing her in a happier place with new housemates Haz (Shiv Palekar) and Byron (Xavier Molyneux).
Now Stone has teased that there could be romance on the cards for Mackenzie in future episodes, although the character is still wary about moving on too quickly.
"She is in a much better place. She's more herself, she's happier," Stone said during an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com. "But she's unsure - she's making the choice now whether she's ready to move forward and get back out there in terms of dating and relationships."
She added: "She is living in a shared house with Byron and a new character called Haz, who’s played by Shiv Palekar, and he’s incredible and they have a really good dynamic, it's really fun and it's really cute.
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"And there's this question of whether something could be happening there. So it's definitely much better - we're seeing her in a much better and happier place than two years previously."
Meanwhile, when asked whether she would be back on the show for the long term or if her return was more about getting closure for the character, Stone said she was still unsure about concrete future plans.
"I really don't know at this point, I'm just so happy to be back," she said. "And I'm really, really enjoying the stories that they're coming up [with] for Mackenzie. So, yeah, I guess we'll see. But right now I'm really really loving it.”
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