love affair with Melbourne is continuing as she inks a new deal with one of Australia’s longest-running soap operas.
Anasta, who has played Elly Conway on Neighbours for the past two years, confirmed on Friday that she had recently signed a new one-year deal with the show.
She divides her time between Melbourne, where she films Neighbours, and Sydney, which she calls home and where her four-year-old daughter, is based.
“I feel like I am definitely becoming a bit of a Melburnian,” Anasta said.
“I have just signed on for another year here. As of this month I am going into my third year on Neighbours.
“I really feel like I know what I am doing now. I have the travel component down pat. I feel like Elly, my character, is in a great place.
“The storylines are getting bigger and better. There is a lot going on and it is an exciting time.”
Anasta (above) is supporting Witchery’s White Shirt campaign, which this year celebrates its 10th year raising funds for research into ovarian cancer.
Witchery will donate the proceeds, from every specially designed white shirt sold, to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Anasta is a campaign ambassador alongside
and “It is just an incredible bunch of women and I feel really honoured to be part of this campaign,” she said.
“It is women supporting women and using fashion as a vehicle to raise money and for change.
“Fashion has been a big part of my life and I just love that you can combine all of those elements together.”
has got his feature film directing career off to a pretty fair start.
His debut feature, Breath, was released in cinemas on Thursday, and on Friday night his work was recognised at the Australian Directors’ Guild Awards, where he won best direction of a feature film.
Baker attended the ceremony at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins with his wife, (right).
Other winners on the night included who collected two awards for her work on Wentworth and Mustang FC, who won best direction of a TV or SVOD mini series for the SBS drama Sunshine, and
who won best direction of a TV or SVOD comedy program for Rosehaven.
AFTER a few short-lived romances, local social butterfly
seems to have found happiness.
Gordon, who was formerly married to was very friendly with
at the opening of St Kilda bar Saint Evie on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the other Mrs Edelsten, New York “performance artist”
is telling social media mates she is planning a visit.
Grecko and Edelsten never divorced and have apparently been seeing each other again for the past five months.