Sonya Rebecchi Wiki, Sonya Rebecchi Bio
Sonya Rebecchi Wiki: Sonya Rebecchi is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Eve Morey. The actress auditioned for the role and began filming in June 2009. She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 14 August 2009. Sonya was introduced as a recurring guest character and dog trainer for established character Toadfish Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney). When producers noticed there was good chemistry between the characters, Morey was promoted to the regular cast in July 2010.
Sonya is portrayed as being good-hearted, funny and loving. She was once addicted to alcohol, drugs, and gambling, but moved to Erinsborough for a fresh start. While working as a guide dog trainer, Sonya develops a relationship with Toadfish Rebecchi, which ends when Toadie gets back together with his former girlfriend Stephanie Scully (Carla Bonner). However, when Sonya learns the relationship is a sham, she agrees to wait for Toadie. The couple eventually reunites, marry and start a family.
Sonya’s estranged younger sister Jade Mitchell (Gemma Pranita) was introduced in late 2010, which led to the revelation that Sonya is Callum Jones’s (Morgan Baker) biological mother. Other storylines for the character have seen her open her own garden nursery, suffer marital difficulties, been targeted by a stalker and become Mayor of Erinsborough. Sonya will be killed off as a part of a cancer storyline in early 2019. The character has been popular with viewers, and Morey has earned three nominations for Best Daytime Star at the Inside Soap Awards.
Sonya Rebecchi Ovarian cancer and departure
In early December 2018, Neighbours confirmed a character was being killed off in 2019, saying that “the devastating death of a fan favorite will change the lives of their neighbors – and us – forever.” Speculation about Morey’s imminent departure from the serial began shortly after when her co-star Sharon Johal (Dipi Rebecchi) posted a video to her Instagram account appearing to show Morey’s leaving party. Baker (Callum) and Pranita (Jade) were also seen on set increasing the speculation that Sonya would be the departing character. On 11 January 2019, Duncan Lindsay of the Metro reported that Sonya would die in an upcoming storyline, after being left with weeks to live.
Later that month, it was confirmed Sonya would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer ahead of her departure. Sonya is admitted to Erinsborough Hospital after collapsing, and the doctors initially suspect that it has something to do with her recent poisoning. However, a large cyst is found on her ovary and a gynecologist suggests that it should be removed quickly. Sonya is also told that she may have to undergo a hysterectomy, which leaves her “devastated”, as she had hoped to have another child. Morey said that Karl treats Sonya and does not think her condition is serious, however, an oncologist then informs Sonya that the cyst was cancerous and it has already spread. Of Sonya’s reaction, Morey explained: “It’s a truly surreal moment for Sonya.
Everyone’s been putting on a brave face and only focussing on the positive. But then she receives the diagnosis – and no amount of sugar-coating will get away from the fact that this is a very serious situation. “Morey also pointed out that her character’s chances of beating stage-four cancer were “extremely slim”, but Sonya is willing to try whatever treatments are available. Morey hoped the storyline would raise awareness of ovarian cancer, adding that it was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the UK in March.
Latest News Why Leaving Neighbours
Neighbours star Eve Morey has spoken about Sonya Rebecchi’s cancer diagnosis, promising a “truthful” portrayal of the difficult journey that now lies ahead for her.
Tuesday’s episode of the Aussie soap (January 29) saw Sonya left devastated as she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which is now at stage four after spreading to other parts of her body.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll see Sonya remain determined to fight her illness with the support of her beloved husband Toadie (Ryan Moloney).
Speaking to Digital Spy about the storyline, Eve explained: “Neighbours walks this fine line between ‘high soap’ storylines but then also being very normal and domestic.