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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

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