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Andrewartha backs 'Neighbours' Lyn change

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Andrewartha backs 'Neighbours' Lyn change

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Neighbours star Janet Andrewartha has insisted that the transformation of her character Lyn Scully is "a good thing".

Lyn, who made her Ramsay Street debut in 1999, has appeared less timid and submissive since she returned to Erinsborough last year following a long break staying with her mother at Shelley Bay.

Reflecting on her alter ego's development, Andrewartha told Holy Soap: "I quite like the way they've done that. As happens in life, one meets people one hasn't seen in a few years, and they perhaps have a harder edge to them and life has treated them rather roughly. You see a world weariness about them and more fight than they had.

"She's less passive than she was, which is a good thing. She always gives something a go and that impresses me. Although she's making enormous mistakes since coming back to the street, she's always well intentioned."

Meanwhile, of Lyn's history with ex-husband Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis), she commented: "Certainly some of his toughness and his more brittle attitude to life have rubbed off on Lyn.

"She's come back to the street and there's more worldliness about her. She's not quite as gullible as she was. She's much more feisty and willing to fight. I think that all started with her falling in love with Paul and admiring those qualities in him."

Andrewartha recently called for the return of Lyn's ex-lover Joe Mangel. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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