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Colin From Accounts favorite Helen Thomson reveals the career turn that earned her an Oscar invite

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Veteran Australian actress Helen Thomson (pictured) spoke on Thursday about how her breakthrough role in a Hollywood film earned her an invitation to the 2023 Oscars.

Veteran Australian actress Helen Thomson spoke Thursday about how her breakthrough role in a Hollywood film earned her an invitation to the 2023 Oscars.

Star Colin From Accounts, who has appeared in many Australian productions since 1990, including Home and Away and Blue Heelers, played Elvis’ mother in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film of the same name.

She said news.com.au Had an incredible ‘career turn’ after an esteemed American actress pulled out of the production filmed in Queensland due to Covid restrictions.

‘Covid happened and everything was delayed, and then Maggie Gyllenhaal couldn’t do it. So Baz had to look at options,” she began.

“He had auditioned the first time and I think he came back to auditions that he really liked…I got the job.”

Veteran Australian actress Helen Thomson (pictured) spoke on Thursday about how her breakthrough role in a Hollywood film earned her an invitation to the 2023 Oscars.

Thomson said landing such a prominent role in a big Hollywood production, playing the mother of Austin Butler’s character, opened many doors for her.

‘It was an extraordinary experience. I had to go to the Oscars last year. “We were nominated for Best Picture and that was just amazing.”

Thomson attended last year’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on March 12 with other Elvis stars; However, the film lost the Best Picture award to Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Star Colin From Accounts, who has appeared in many Australian productions since 1990, including Home and Away and Blue Heelers, played Elvis' mother in Baz Luhrmann's 2022 film of the same name. (Pictured with actor Austin Butler)

Star Colin From Accounts, who has appeared in many Australian productions since 1990, including Home and Away and Blue Heelers, played Elvis’ mother in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film of the same name. (Pictured with actor Austin Butler)

Helen currently plays Lynelle, the mother of lead actress Harriet Dyer, in the hit comedy series Binge, Colin From Accounts.

Last month, Binge released the trailer for the second season of its hilarious Australian comedy Colin From Accounts, starring Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer, which premiered on May 30.

The new season continues to follow the misadventures of characters Gordon and Ashley, as they navigate life and love in modern-day Sydney.

Helen currently plays Lynelle, the mother of lead actress Harriet Dyer, in the hit comedy series Binge, Colin From Accounts (right).

Helen currently plays Lynelle, the mother of lead actress Harriet Dyer, in the hit comedy series Binge, Colin From Accounts (right).

The new cast, which includes comedian Celeste Barber, joins returning members Tai Hara, Helen Thomson, Emma Harvie, Genevieve Hegney, Darren Gilshenan, Annie Maynar and Michael Logo.

The first season of Colin From Accounts ran for eight episodes and explored the lives of Ashley and Gordon, two complex people who come together after a fateful car accident and an injured dog.

After the first season, Brammall and Dyer took home an AACTA Award for Best Narrative Comedy Series and two Logies for Most Outstanding Actor and Most Outstanding Actress.

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