Ryan Moloney reveals he’s hoping to land a film role following hugely successful Neighbors finale

Neighbors star Ryan Moloney has revealed that he is again eyeing acting roles after switching his focus to a career in construction.

In an interview with Mark Dolan on GB News last night, Ryan, 42, who has played Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on the soap since 1995, said that after the success of this week’s finale, he was again considering work on the big and small screens

‘I’d love to do more acting and more TV and film. I’d love to come over to the UK and have a crack at one of your dramas. That would be absolutely special’ he said.

Neighbors star Ryan Moloney (pictured) has revealed that he is again eyeing acting roles after switching his focus to a career in construction

Ryan explained: ‘I’m just not saying no to anything and then in the meantime I’m doing civil construction.

‘I’m about to start doing civil construction and have to do what every little boy dreams of and learn how to drive trucks and excavators and dig big holes, so it’s all one big adventure.’

Asked how much contact he has had with cast members such as Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, Ryan joked: ‘Well, it’s very limited because that’s what the court order says that I’m allowed to.’

In an interview with Mark Dolan on GB News, Ryan, who has played Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi on the soap since 1995, said that after the success of this week's finale, he was again considering work on the big and small screens.  Benjamin McNair (right) also appeared

In an interview with Mark Dolan on GB News, Ryan, who has played Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on the soap since 1995, said that after the success of this week’s finale, he was again considering work on the big and small screens. Benjamin McNair (right) also appeared

When it comes to regrets, Ryan insists he doesn’t have many.

‘I wouldn’t change anything. Probably the biggest downside is just trying to manage, like all of that kind of fame and attention,’ he said.

‘That’s one thing for me to deal with but then when you realise that your family has to deal with it as well and they haven’t been brought up with it and they’re not trained in it and having kids – kids don’t want to have all of that attention on them.

The epic final focused on Neighbors legend Toadie's (Ryan Moloney, left) wedding to Melanie (Lucinda Cowden, right) with him finally getting his happily ever after

The epic final focused on Neighbors legend Toadie’s (Ryan Moloney, left) wedding to Melanie (Lucinda Cowden, right) with him finally getting his happily ever after

'I'd love to do more acting and more TV and film.  I'd love to come over to the UK and have a crack at one of your dramas.  That would be absolutely special' Ryan said

‘I’d love to do more acting and more TV and film. I’d love to come over to the UK and have a crack at one of your dramas. That would be absolutely special’ Ryan said

‘I was at the gym with my daughter and before you know it, we’ve got a whole exercise group wanting to take photos with me and she’s just like, “oh my god”.

‘It’s things like that that you kind of go’ ‘I’m thankful that I am leaving’ at that point in that perhaps my kids can just kind of go under the radar a bit more and just enjoy having dad a bit more instead of the famous guy off TV.’

Ryan previously told The Daily Telegraph of his new career: ‘I’m not ruling anything out. I’m doing a civil construction course which is about driving excavators and building roads.

When it comes to regrets, Ryan insists he doesn't have many.  'I wouldn't change anything.  Probably the biggest downside is just trying to manage, like all of that kind of fame and attention,' he said

When it comes to regrets, Ryan insists he doesn’t have many. ‘I wouldn’t change anything. Probably the biggest downside is just trying to manage, like all of that kind of fame and attention,’ he said

‘I like playing with those kinds of machines. I like doing earthworks, all that kind of manual labor stuff. That’s where I’m at, but who knows where it’s all going to end up.’

Ryan also revealed he has a commercial pilots license and said he ‘might come back to flying when the time’s right’.

The epic final focused on Neighbors legend Toadie’s (Ryan Moloney) wedding to Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) with him finally getting his happily ever after.

Also appearing on the show was Benjamin McNair (left) who played Malcolm Kennedy, and the actor paid tribute to fans of the show he met when he visited the UK

Also appearing on the show was Benjamin McNair (left) who played Malcolm Kennedy, and the actor paid tribute to fans of the show he met when he visited the UK

Also appearing on the show was Benjamin McNair, 47, who played Malcolm Kennedy, and the actor paid tribute to fans of the show he met when he visited the UK.

‘I have done so and I enjoyed it very much. I was born there, I’ve got my family there, aunties and cousins,’ he said.

‘I went back in 2000 and went back in 1999, it’s a great place.

‘The Brits, the UK – it’s a wonderful place to be, they embrace Neighbors like big, big warm cuddle. It’s beautiful.’

'I have done so and I enjoyed it very much.  I was born there, I've got my family there, aunties and cousins,' he said.  'The Brits, the UK - it's a wonderful place to be, they embrace Neighbors like big, big warm cuddle.  It's beautiful'

‘I have done so and I enjoyed it very much. I was born there, I’ve got my family there, aunties and cousins,’ he said. ‘The Brits, the UK – it’s a wonderful place to be, they embrace Neighbors like big, big warm cuddle. It’s beautiful’

Asked why he thought the series was so popular in the UK, Benjamin said: ‘I think it’s because we bounce along and it’s jovial and it’s fun and it’s larrikinism.

‘It’s things you probably wouldn’t normally see and you’re hoping to see a kangaroo bounce pass in front of the camera one day.’

The all-star series finale of Neighbors saw the soap win the Australian television ratings for the first time in more than a decade.

The long-running Australian soap came to an end after 37 years this week.  Pictured: Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue in the final episode

The long-running Australian soap came to an end after 37 years this week. Pictured: Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue in the final episode

The episode, which was simulcast on Channel 10 and 10 Peach, drew 873,000 metro viewers across both stations, largely thanks to the cast of returning favorites such as Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

Neighbors’ final ever episode also ended on a high in the UK this week, as a peak of almost 3 million viewers tuned in to Channel 5 on Friday afternoon.

Neighbors was axed after the UK’s Channel 5 decided in March not to renew its contract with production company Fremantle to finance and broadcast the series.

The finale of Neighbors won the Australian television ratings for the first time in more than a decade.  Neighbors' final ever episode also ended on a high in the UK this week, as a peak of almost 3 million viewers tuned in

The finale of Neighbors saw the soap win the Australian television ratings for the first time in more than a decade. It also ended on a high in the UK, with peak of almost 3 million viewers

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