Offspring star Matt Le Nevez reveals plans to bring his family back from the U.S. from Down Under because of America’s political turmoil and coronavirus fears
US-based Australian actor Matt Le Nevez, 41, has announced his plans to relocate himself, his partner and their young children to Australia by the end of the year.
In an interview published by The Sunday Telegraphthe former Offspring star said that current political unrest in America and the spread of COVID-19 “have really increased the desire for home.”
“Now that we’re raising two kids in LA in the current climate, we’re definitely thinking about going back at the end of the year,” Matt said.
‘We definitely plan to go back’: US-based Australian actor Matt Le Nevez, 41, (photo) announced his plans to move himself, his partner and their young children back to the end of the year Australia
Matt and his American-born partner Michelle have two children: Levi, six, and Wren, three.
The actor moved the country more than ten years ago.
Matt said he would move to Down Under even sooner had it not been that his family had recently bought a dog.
First Family: Matt and his American-born partner Michelle (right) have two children: Levi, six, and Wren, three
“I’d like to do it sooner, but we just got a dog, so there’s quarantine to think about,” he explained.
The actor is best known for his role in the Australian series Offspring as Patrick Reid, but will soon be seen in season three of the Amazon thriller Absentia.
The actor plays Navy Seal, special FBI agent Cal Isaac, and plays opposite Castle’s Stana Katic.
Role: The actor is best known for his role in the Australian series Offspring as Patrick Reid, but will soon be seen in season three of the Amazon thriller Absentia (shown in Absentia)
Series: Matt grew a cult following on the Australian series, Offspring (shown in Offspring)
A truly international production, Matt explained that Absentia’s crew and cast came from all over the world, including people from South Africa, Israel, Poland, Bulgaria and Croatia.
Matt is known to keep his family life extremely private.
To talk with TV Week Speaking about his thoughts on social media last year, he said, “Some people like to show them to the world.”
“But it’s my kids and it’s not their choice to be on social media. Maybe I’m all too serious, but they are very special little children. ‘
The actor has had a successful career both in Australia and internationally. He gained cult status as Asher Keddie’s love interest in Offspring.
He also appeared in the sci-fi series The Kettering incident and played the role of detective Brian Dutch.
Absentia will be streaming on Amazon Prime video with season three coming July 17.
Coming Soon: Absentia will be streaming on Amazon Prime video with season three on July 17. Pictured: Matt with director Nash Edgerton (R)