Another of the Packed to the Rafters women has decided to up sticks and move to Hollywood to attempt to snare the elusive career in the US.
Jessica Marais, who plays the eldest of the Rafters siblings Rachel, will depart the Seven series this season after shooting her final scene last Monday.
Marais has headed to the US in the hopes of securing work during the pilot season in the US, when networks are on the hunt for new talent.
The 25-year-old will be seen on Rafters until at least June this year, when the storyline will explain her departure.
However producers have ruled out a death as they want to keep the door open in case she returns at some point.
“After four seasons, Jess is taking a break from Rafters to explore some other acting opportunities,” a Seven spokesman told The Daily Telegraph yesterday. “Creatively, it’s great to stretch and grow as an actor.
“She has Seven’s full support and will always be a part of the Rafter and Seven family.”
The news comes less than a week after former Neighbours actress Margot Robbie landed herself a major role in a new US pilot.