Former Neighbors star Brooke Satchwell, 42, says she feels empowered in her 40s after her AACTA win for The Twelve
Brooke Satchwell has revealed how she feels after turning 40.
The former soap opera star, who just won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama at AACTAS for her work on The Twelve, said getting older has given her a sense of “responsibility”.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph this week, Brooke said the past 18 months have been very “interesting” for her life and career.
Neighbors actress Brooke Satchwell, 42, has opened up about turning 40 saying she felt ’empowered’ and ‘liberated’ after hitting the milestone following her AACTA win
Now 42, the star said entering her 40s was “bloody brilliant”.
“It’s really about stepping into a chapter in life, feeling supported, empowered, liberated and able to choose like we all are now,” she explained.
“Being a little more aware of where we’re directing our energy and really engaging in things that nurture us and are important to us and recognizing the value of our own energy rather than giving it away willy-nilly.”
Brooke is pictured with her Neighbors co-star Jesse Spencer on the set of the series
Brooke joined Neighbors as a teenager in the 90s which was her breakthrough role.
Speaking at a Foxtel event last year, she said the Australian soap opera was an “essential stepping stone” in her career.
“It was literally school bus in the public consciousness, like it was huge,” she said of joining Neighbors as a teenager.
Speaking at a Foxtel event last year, Brooke said the soap opera was an “essential stepping stone” in her career. Pictured with Jesse Spencer
“I remember when the opportunity came, my family had no experience in this industry,” she said.
Brooke recalled how once she was offered the role of Anne Wilkinson, her mother Jane called a woman from the Actors Advisory Board to ask what she should do.
‘Somehow I don’t know [if it was] the White Pages, but my mom found her and called her and said, ‘What do I do? Am I letting my daughter take this opportunity?’
The former soap opera star, who just won Best Actress in a Drama at AACTAS for her work on The Twelve, said getting older has made her feel “empowered”.
“And it’s been said many times – it’s going to end up on a fridge magnet or something – but my mom always reminds me that she said, “[Neighbours] will give him the chance to have opportunities, not just dreams.’ And it certainly does.’
Brooke shot to fame at the age of 16, playing Anne Wilkinson on the soap opera.
She won a Logie for Best New Talent and stayed on the show for four years before defecting to hit crime drama Water Rats.
Brooke shot to fame aged 16 playing Anne Wilkinson in Neighbors (pictured in 1996)