The 19-year-old, who played Jai Fernandez in the soap, said that he prefers being in the cast of ABC show Dance Academy because they "care" about their scenes more.
Rodrigues told TV Tonight: "Home and Away is a factory. It's exactly like a factory. It's nonstop, three shots, boom, boom, boom.
"Coming on this show it's a lot better, because you get to workshop ideas and the shots are really quite unique, so they take quite a while to set up. We take a lot more care into our scenes."
Rodrigues added that he is starting to discover the pitfalls of fame, saying: "On Twitter, I'm getting really good responses from [fans] saying that they love the show and they want us to come over [to their country].
"But I've got a couple of fake people pretending to be me online and stuff. Yeah, it's a serious issue. Some are being me, some are the character, but mainly me. I'm learning to live with it, definitely."
Rodrigues also said that acting out a gay crush storyline in season one of Dance Academy was "not hard at all", adding: "We're both mates and we have gay friends, so [we] didn't make too much of a deal with it.
"It was a very risky move... but still that's what I like about the show. It takes a lot of risks."
Dance Academy airs on weeknights at 6:30pm on ABC3.
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