Neighbors has confirmed the return of actor Gail Easdale to the show, as she reprises the role of scheming Julie Quill.
The character was introduced onscreen in early 2016, and wound up being a part of the two-month long mystery surrounding the Lassiters explosion. In June, it was revealed that she paid Jacka Hills to tamper with the hotel’s boiler in an attempt to claim the insurance’s payout.
The event, however, resulted in the deaths of Doug Willis and Josh Willis, Terese (Rebekah Elmaloglou) and Brad’s son — something that’s going to be revisited in a future storyline, when a still-grieving Terese sets out to visit Julie in prison.
“It’s always great doing any role, but to be able to be Julie in the familiar surroundings of Erinsborough makes it that much more fun,” Easdale—who is married to Stefan Dennis, who plays Paul Robinson—explained to TV WEEK recently. “Julie has reflected on her past deeds, making her a changed, remorseful character since the last time you saw her.”
“Terese feels having the opportunity to confront Julie will bring closure,” Rebekah Elmaloglou told the same publication. “After all this time, she’s dreamt of what she would say to Julie if she saw her, and now is her chance.
“She wanted Julie to see what she’s missing out on with her own son, just maybe she can feel part of the loss Teresa does.”
When asked whether she’d be keen to share scenes with her real-life husband, Easdale teased that “anything could happen” going forward.
“Unfortunately, Stefan and I didn’t get to work with each other this time around,” she said. “I’d been looking forward to our characters creating more mayhem together or becoming lovers.”