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Challenge: Wentworth actress Leah Purcell, 48, (photo) has spoken about her dream role as tough Rita Connors for the show's premiere. Here in Sydney, 2018

& # 39; I've been waiting for a role like this for 27 years & # 39 ;: Leah Purcell talks about her dream appearance as tough Rita Connors on Wentworth for the season premiere of the Logie-nominated show

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She plays tough Rita Connors in the hit show, Wentworth.

And although some actors find it frightening, Leah Purcell (48) admitted that she can't get enough of the challenging role.

The actress spoke on Tuesday The Daily Telegraph about the role, saying she loves the & # 39; physicality & # 39; and & # 39; emotional journey & # 39; of the characters.

Challenge: Wentworth actress Leah Purcell, 48, (photo) has spoken about her dream role as tough Rita Connors for the show's premiere. Here in Sydney, 2018

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Challenge: Wentworth actress Leah Purcell, 48, (photo) has spoken about her dream role as tough Rita Connors for the show's premiere. Here in Sydney, 2018

& # 39; I have waited 27 years for a role like this, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; I love the physicality and emotional journey you can take with the characters. & # 39;

She continued: & # 39; There is a mystery and thriller aspect to it and working with other actors just makes it a dream.

& # 39; There is a soft side, vulnerable, and I can play a hard b ** ch and kick a bit. & # 39;

& # 39; I love the physicality and emotional journey you can take with the characters & # 39 ;: Leah said about her character, Rita Connors (photo)

& # 39; I love the physicality and emotional journey you can take with the characters & # 39 ;: Leah said about her character, Rita Connors (photo)

& # 39; I love the physicality and emotional journey you can take with the characters & # 39 ;: Leah said about her character, Rita Connors (photo)

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Earlier this week, Lea was named as Logie nominee for Most Outstanding Actress, while the show itself won six prizes.

Lea & # 39; s co-star Celia Ireland was nominated for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Talk to Stellar magazine in May the TV star spoke frankly about how her craft intersects with the indigenous heritage of her family.

Tribute: & # 39; I feel that if I did not justify my talents, what my mother, my grandmother and my great-grandmother had gone through would be a waste, & # 39; Leah said to Stellar. Depicted in May in Sydney

Tribute: & # 39; I feel that if I did not justify my talents, what my mother, my grandmother and my great-grandmother had gone through would be a waste, & # 39; Leah said to Stellar. Depicted in May in Sydney

Tribute: & # 39; I feel that if I did not justify my talents, what my mother, my grandmother and my great-grandmother had gone through would be a waste, & # 39; Leah said to Stellar. Depicted in May in Sydney

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& # 39; (Native stories) had no voice, & she said, adding that her grandmother was part of the stolen generation, & she said.

& # 39; I feel that if I did not justify my talents, what my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother have gone through, it is a waste. & # 39;

Wentworth, the new season, will return exclusively to Foxtel on Tuesday 28 May. Stream seasons 1 – 6 now on Foxtel

Logie nods! Wentworth received six Logie Award nominations this year. Pictured: the cast at the AACTA Awards

Logie nods! Wentworth received six Logie Award nominations this year. Pictured: the cast at the AACTA Awards

Logie nods! Wentworth received six Logie Award nominations this year. Pictured: the cast at the AACTA Awards

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