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series. After just two episodes on its flagship channel, Nine punted the series to its digital channel GO!.
Fellow Aussie, former Neighbours actor Margot Robbie, who auditioned for the role in Angels that went to Taylor, must be sighing with relief that producers Sony Television picked her for Pan Am instead.
But when Switched On sat down with Taylor on the Charlie’s Angels set recently in Miami, the Launceston lass was upbeat about her prospects .
And why not? Taylor – who has won over Aussie audiences with her performance in Red Dog – is still a rising star in the US, thanks to her role in 2007 blockbuster Transformers and Grey’s Anatomy.
Taylor and Robbie are two of many Australians scoring high-profile roles on US TV. Others include Rachael Carpani ( Against the Wall), Poppy Montgomery ( Unforgettable), Rose Byrne ( Damages) and Emilie de Ravin ( Lost).
Taylor shakes her head when asked why Aussies are getting the top gigs.
‘‘ I wish I had the answer to that,’’ she says.
‘‘ But I have to shout out to the people who have trailblazed before us – such as Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and Toni Collette.’’ Charlie’s Angels, GO!, Tuesday, 7.30pm