Pippa Black on Leaving Neighbours:
“I’ve loved every minute of it,(working on Neighbours as Elle Robinson), It’s true that it’s hard to walk away from a cast and crew you spend so much time with, but I just felt I wanted to take a risk.” (Pippa Black)
Neighbours Executive Producer, Susan Bower, on Pippa Leaving Neighbours:
“The door will always be open for Pippa Black. Yes She’s been absolutely marvelous. I am a hugh fan of Pippa. I think she’s a better actress than Nicole Kidman myself and I think she’s as beautiful. She has grown enormously in the time that she has been with us and we are very sad to see her go, but we wish her well because she deserves it, but yes if she would love to come back we would love to have her.”
(Susan Bower, interview with Holysoap, The UK’s Five TV Official soap website)
Ryan Moloney on Pippa Leaving Neighbours:
“I miss Pippa Black. I think it’s a real shame she left. She’s a lot of fun to be around and she just adds to your day.” (Ryan Moloney, speaking to TV Week Magazine)
Stefan Dennis on Pippa Leaving Neighbours:
“It was very, very sad – we had to do the farewell scene at the airport and none of us was happy…. Even though she had another week in the studio to do we were all aware it was her last scene. Pip was very close to a lot of us in the cast because she is just adorable. She’s a very, very beautiful girl.”
“The door is definitely open (for her return), which is great. Both Pip and I were very pleased about that. Even though she’s out of the show she gets mentioned regularly…. She’s got a great core of people to stay with over there (Los Angeles), even though she wants to set up shop herself…. There’s a little Neighbours community over there…. I told her some dos and dont’s, who to see and who to talk to.” (Stefan Dennis, Holysoap)
Pippa working on Tegan The Vegan:
“Working with Pippa was a joy. We had tremendous fun recording the voice for Elenore and she’s (Pippa) really brought the character to life” (Marisa Martin, Director, Tegan the Vegan, EoR Media, speaking to Pippablack.net)
Jacob Butler’s Music Video ‘Coma’:
‘I really love the track, that’s why I got on board. I’ve never appeared in a video clip before, so it’s nice to be involved in something with really relatable lyrics. I think the scenes that we shot are really dramatic and quite emotive with the music.’ (Pippa Black)
Having left Neighbours in August 2009 Pippa secured a guest acting role, playing the character of Emily Rigby in Channel 7′s City Homicide. “There’s more of a sense of reality to this character, She has just given birth and she is related to… a (murder) suspect… I would hate to be stereotyped. I’m really looking forward to a new cast and crew, and being in a new style of show”. (Pippa Black)
Pippa attending Neighbours Tour:
‘Pippa was lovely when we met her’ (Lulu C, with thanks for speaking to Pippablack.net and providing the photo as featured in the photo album)
Pippa supporting Animals Australia Unleashed?
Pippa has given the following interview to Animals Australia Unleashed in support of their campaign ‘Pardoning a Pig’. “Christmas is a time to give and a time to share goodwill. Please extend this to animals this year and join myself and many other in ‘Pardoning a Pig!” (Pippa Black)
Q. What was the turning point in your life where you chose to stop eating animals? Q. Do you have any pets? Q. Why is it important for you to use your celebrity status to speak up for animals? Q. What advice do you have for Unleashed supporters who want to go veg? Pinky Lovejoy on meeting Pippa Black:?
A. “Basically from the time I found out that meat was once a living animal, I had a huge problem with eating meat. I was a lover of animals and killing one to eat — I just couldn’t stomach the idea. Through my teenage years I became quite the animal activist as I became more educated about how animals are mistreated in factory farms and have no rights — cementing a commitment to vegetarianism in me for the rest of my life.” (Pippa Black)
A. “Pets have always been a part of my family growing up. I think that’s another reason that turned me off eating meat. As I look at our pet — a member of our family, I couldn’t think of eating another four- legged creature!” (Pippa Black)
A. “Animal ethics and welfare is the thing I am most passionate about in life and as I have a public profile it is an opportunity for me to add my voice to the dedicated and hard working animal rights organisations and charities that are working tirelessly for better conditions and rights of animals. No-one likes to look at images or footage of chickens being de-beaked, plucked and scolded alive and living in filthy, cramped conditions never seeing natural sunlight, but it is a reality and the more these squalid conditions are exposed and talked about instead of being hidden away the sooner something can be done about it. To add to this disgrace, animals bred and brought up in these environments are prone to infections and diseases and are fed antibiotics — which in turn you as a consumer of factory farmed meat — are digesting too, along with hormones to rapidly increase the animal’s size. The more information you have, the better the decisions you can make for your health, the rights of animals and the environment. (Pippa Black)
A. “Get yourself organised and educated on a healthy vegetarian lifestyle — you really need to find out and research what foods to replace the nutritional value of the meat you have in your existing diet. If you are someone who eats meat everyday then you might start by reducing the amount you have per meal and replacing it with a vegetarian protein, or to wean yourself by cutting back to every second day and so on — everyone is different and has different reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet so make sure you choose the best and healthiest way for you. Start by checking out some websites — Unleashed has an extensive cooking section on their website. ‘The Kind Life’ is Alicia Silverstone’s website and ‘The Kind Diet’ is her book (which I absolutely love!!) and has loads of easy and healthy recipes to introduce people to the wonderfully tasty and cruelty-free world of meatless eating! I personally love to try out vegetarian, vegan and raw food cafe’s and restaurants to taste new things and inspire me to make for myself at home. Check out cafes in your area. I have recently taken part in a cooking class that was held at a cafe near me and I had so much fun and learnt so many new things! (Pippa Black)
With thanks for speaking to Pippablack.net
“She’s so adorable and nice! Love the show (referring to Outsourced) I saw her at a movie a few months back, as well, but didn’t ask for another pic” (Pinky)
Q. What was the turning point in your life where you chose to stop eating animals?
Q. Do you have any pets?
Q. Why is it important for you to use your celebrity status to speak up for animals?
Q. What advice do you have for Unleashed supporters who want to go veg?
Pinky Lovejoy on meeting Pippa Black:?