Home and Away 2016 is a show where you can always expect some sort of drama going on, whether it?s on or off the set. While her character Kat struggled with her testy relationship with Dylan on the show, Pia Miller had to fight off claims that she was a diva on set. Now, another Home and Away 2016 star is fighting off criticism.
James Stewart — whose character Justin Morgan was just recently involved in Alf?s heart attack at sea — lashed out at critics dismissive the long-running soap in an interview with The New Daily. In it, he asserts that the show?s actors ?aren?t just beautiful people who haven?t put the work in?. He points out that the show has been a starting point for now big Hollywood names like Chris Hemsworth, Guy Pearce, and Naomi Watts.
The New Daily quotes Stewart as saying: ?I know why a lot of people are saying ?why have you gone to Home and Away??, but they need to grow up now. Our coaches are the best in Australia…Home and Away doesn?t sit there and ask the big questions. It just shows little scenes and that?s as basic as it is, and for 28 years people have been going ?half of me wants to switch it on and chill out with my family? ? it?s a simple pleasure the audience has and don?t mess with it, that?s what they want.?
This isn?t the first time that Stewart has shot back at critics. Digital Spy reports that Stewart had also hit out at earlier criticism that the Morgan family was brought in as a substandard replacement for the Braxton brothers, who have now all departed from Summer Bay. Stewart was quoted as saying ?I know that what’s out there is we’re a family – and, apparently, nowhere near as good as the Braxtons. I’m like, ‘Hey, how do you know already?’?
Hopefully, all of these criticisms are put to rest, in much the same way that the Pia Miller drama was put out by cast members themselves. In the meantime, if you?re looking for more Home and Away 2016 spoilers, news, and updates, keep it here on The Bitbag!