Budding Kiwi actor Ethan Browne was planning to graduate as Ari’s (Rob Kipa-Williams) fiery brother, Tane Parata, in Home and Away, from Australia’s acclaimed National Institute of Dramatic Art when he landed the break of a lifetime.
The 29-year-old had made the Summer Bay novice his own in no time, and was enjoying every moment of playing the newest bad boy of the small coastal town.
He says, “This is my first role on TV and I’m so happy to be here.”
“Tane is really cheeky and defiant enough. He is a free spirit and doesn’t like anyone, especially Ari, telling him what to do. Yet he means well, deep down, and what he wishes for his family is the best.
Ethan, who was born and raised in Wairoa, New Zealand, has long believed in the essential connection between a healthy body and a healthy mind.
As he says, “You feel amazing when you train hard and it increases the quality of your life.”
Since moving into the always-beachy world of the Bay, has Ethan updated his health and exercise regimen?
‘I probably changed my diet a little bit,’ he says. I’m still running as hard as I’ve ever done, but I’m now watching everything I eat a little more. I cut back on sugar and consume a number of high-protein meals, as well as vegetables and fruit, including eggs and canned tuna. Yet I’ve stuck to my daily workout schedule quite a bit.
As Ethan stresses, however it has long been a very personal obligation to stick to his fitness objectives.
I’ve always done it for me,” he says, adding, “if I weren’t on the show, I’d still be fit and safe.
“I have practiced a couple of times with the other Parata boys, but we all have different schedules, so I train by myself much of the time. And I sort of like my own training-you can chill out and just be with your ideas.
As for Tane’s Ethan’s alter ego, it seems like a sizzling affair on the cards with none other than the perennially unlucky-in-love sweetheart of Summer Bay, Ziggy (Sophie Dillman). This room, watch!