Aus Actor Jessica Marais Is Taking A Break From Acting To Focus On Health

Australian actor Jessica Marais has withdrawn from Nine‘s upcoming drama series, Bad Mothers, to focus on her health and to spend time with her family.

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Marais, who you may know for her many television roles including Packed to the Rafters, Love Child, and The Wrong Girl, will take a break from all acting for the rest of the year.

A statement from her management, via Nine’s The Fix, reads:

“Jessica has decided to step away from acting for the remainder of 2018 to focus on her health and spend time with her family.

“She is disappointed that she will not be a part of the Bad Mothers production with such an incredible cast and team behind it, but knows that it is important to take time out to maintain ongoing balance and wellbeing.”

Bad Mothers will begin production in October with a cast that includes Mandy McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin, and Jessica Tovey.

The eight-part drama will welcome us into the lives of four women who on the outside, appear to live the perfect lives. However, when the women’s lives suddenly collide, secrets are unleashed and one terrible murder will forever tie their fates together.

Marais had been cast as one of the mothers.

Bad Mothers is expected to air on Channel Nine sometime in 2019.

Earlier this year, the 33-year-old’s team announced she would no longer be attending the 2018 Logie Awards “due to her health”. Love Child co-star Miranda Tapsell accepted Marais’ Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress on her behalf.