Actor Ian Smith has told The Sun newspaper in Britain of strangers yelling insults at him and revving their cars outside his home. It all contributed to him wanting to quit Neighbours.
“You know it’s time to move on when you’re being hassled outside your home every night by drunk idiots screaming abuse,” Smith told the newspaper.
“I got so fed up I ended up calling the police. They were making my life hell. Every night at the same time they would drive up to my house and start revving their engines really loudly.
“I lost count of the times I was shouted at. They’d scream: ‘Harold you fat so and so’, but obviously their language was a lot stronger.
“They’d hurl abuse, these nasty young men – most of them drunk. I love the show to bits, but there’s only so much nastiness one man can take.”
Smith says he is no fan of soaps and much prefers theatre.
“But you never know. I may be back there one day, not as a permanent character. I’m too old for that.
“If there was a good enough reason for me to do a one-off appearance, I’d consider it.”
Smith’s final Neighbours scenes will be aired on Channel 10 in February.
Source: The Australian