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LEEANNA Wals­man (left) never asked to be a role model when she de­cided to be­come an ac­tor.

The 28-year-old says it’s ab­surd that ac­tors and mu­si­cians are ex­pected to set an ex­am­ple for young peo­ple sim­ply be­cause they chose to make movies or al­bums for a liv­ing.

Wals­man, who has been act­ing since she was a teenager, says go­ing to the pub for a drink with friends— some­thing many young peo­ple do ev­ery week­end— sud­denly be­comes the sub­ject of scorn when a fa­mous per­son is seen do­ing it.

Wals­man, who is star­ring in the new Chan­nel 10 drama The In­for­mant, has been vic­tim to this at­ti­tude.

She is wary af­ter be­ing pre­sented as some sort of party girl for be­ing pho­tographed at events.

‘‘I am a 28-year-old liv­ing in Syd­ney, I am­go­ing to go out with my mates and have fun some­times,’’ she says.

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