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Jolene caught up in Rush

ACTRESS Jolene Anderson is moving to Melbourne as she embarks on her next career challenge.

The former All Saints regular has just been cast in the edgy police drama Rush and will leave Sydney in March.

With a new look and new city, Anderson will leave behind what has been a emotionally confronting period, after the death of her colleague and friend, Mark Priestley.

"Challenging is the one word that I use to sum up the year," she said.

"At the start of the year I was doing All Saints, narrating Bush Doctors and then rehearsing and performing my one-woman show, Tell Me On A Sunday.

"And then my beautiful friend Mark passed away . . . it's been a big year and I'm currently enjoying some time out in the country."

Anderson will play a policewoman in the gritty and critically acclaimed Channel 10 series, which has developed a cult following.

"I'm looking forward to a new city and a new challenge. I've always loved Melbourne."

After winning It Takes Two a couple of years ago, rumours were rife that Anderson was about to get a record deal, but she said a pop career was not on the cards.

"I just don't think it's for me," she said. "You won't see me running around in a pair of hot pants."

Anderson said she keeps in contact with her former All Saints castmates including Tammy McIntosh, who is like a sister to her.

"It was hard to leave but I am ready for new challenges," she said.

Anderson hasn't ruled out musicals or film, but is content for now to focus on the Rush role.

By Luke Dennehy
December 21, 2008
Sunday Herald Sun