It was very clear Beau Brady would become a celebrity when he made his small-screen debut in Home and Away as Noah Lawson, especially since his first scene involved saving Aussie darling Bec Cartwright’s character Hayley.
Hayley and Noah quickly became Home and Away’s golden romance, complete with the ups and downs that soap opera couples are known for, but their chemistry spilt over and they started dating off-screen, providing the show’s viewers with the ideal celebrity couple.
Nobody on the soap opera set was surprised when the young pair started dating.
“They weren’t surprised since they could see it coming. They probably all asked, “What took you so long?” Everyone has been really helpful “Bec at the moment admitted.
Before Beau proposed to Bec, the two had dated for four years. The romance, however, was short-lived when Bec abandoned Beau in favour of tennis player Lleyton Hewitt, breaking his heart.
The tennis champion proposed to Bec just six weeks after the two of them went on their first date, and she said yes.
Beau admitted to Woman’s Day in 2010 that “proposing to Bec was one of the biggest blunders I ever made.” “It was just a dumb, immature mistake, and if I could go back, I wouldn’t have proposed at all.”
However, it was clear that Beau was still extremely affected by Bec’s treachery seven years later. He revealed to the publication that while he and Bec were organising their own wedding, Bec and Lleyton became friends by text.
I’m just guessing, but I’m still not really sure why Bec ended things. Perhaps it was because I didn’t possess a Ferrari, he said.
Beau found work in Australian movies including The Sapphires, The King, and Voodoo Lagoon after leaving Home And Away before trying his luck in the UK and Hollywood.
But other than a few brief cameos and commercials, his career didn’t really take off abroad.
And while Home and Away earned Beau four Logie Award nominations for best actor, he hasn’t looked back on the experience fondly.
“I don’t want anything to do with Home And Away or anything like that,” the former actor told TV Week.
I had some fun, but if I could go back and fix a lot of things, I would. If the opportunity to work on a soap again arose, I would definitely decline since I don’t feel that way anymore.
“However, if it were a series, then absolutely, just because they’re different. With a soap, they reveal everything about your personal life, but with a series, you maintain a little more integrity.
In recent years, Beau has kept his personal life largely quiet, maintaining a low profile and even going by the alias Johnny Brady.
Beau will, however, make a comeback on film as Johnny Brady in the upcoming (though significantly postponed) sci-fi series We Were Tomorrow.
Following in the footsteps of his father, an army commando, the actor joined the Australian Army Reserves in 2018 after finishing filming that series.
When he’s not working in the marine yard, the now-40-year-old is making custom guitars and industrial furniture, and dabbling in Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
Only time will tell if the acting bug will bite him once again.
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