In a move that has shocked many, it seems that Kylie Minogue is taking time out of her music career to concentrate on her acting career.
In 2012, Kylie spent the year celebrating her 25 years in the music industry, but it seems that 2013 will be all about her acting career.
More shocking than Kylie putting her music career on hold, is the news that she has ended her working relationship with her long time manager, and the man who is credited for much of her success, Terry Blamey.
Apparently this decision was made in September but the two continued working together right up until Kylie’s appearance at the Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations.
In a text to Fairfax media, Terry Blamey confirmed the split, “As we reach this fork in the road after a wonderful 25 years working together, we do so amicably, wishing each other nothing but the very best for each other’s continued success.”
Although Kylie has had a very successful music career, she did actually start as an actress, and has continued to dip her toes in TV and movies with an appearance in last year’s French film Holy Motors and guest spots in TV shows like Kath and Kim and Dr Who over the past few years.
Kylie is yet to confirm this move but fans need not worry as just because Kylie is going back to acting, this does not mean an end of her music career, it’s just a well deserved break!
Here’s a look back at some of Kylie’s most famous roles.
Kylie’s first role was at the age of 13, alongside her Neighbours co-star, Jason Donovan, in the Australian TV drama Skyways.
In 1986, she joined Neighbours as the tom boy Charlene. This is the role that gave Kylie her big break. Here is her very first scene.
IN 1989 Kylie starred in her first ever film, The Delinquents
1994 Kylie starred alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter. Here’s a deleted scene from the film.
In 2001 she had a cameo, as a fairy, in Moulin Rouge
In 2004 Kylie guest starred in Kath and Kim, as Kim daughter Eponney Rae
In 2007 Kylie was Astrid Peth in the Dr Who Christmas special
Kylie’s latest acting role was in the 2012 French Film Holy Motors
According to imdb.com it looks like Kylie has already picked her next acting role. It looks like she will be starring alongside Gemma Arterton and Samantha Barks (Les Misérables) in Walking on Sunshine. “Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Spain. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry her gorgeous Spanish tutor Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor’s ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life…“