Hollywood superstars Chris Hemsworth, Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe and Isla Fisher all appeared in Australian soaps early in their careers.
And Home and Away star Jake Ryan has revealed there is an 'unspoken rule' when it comes to leveraging local TV stardom into that next big role.
'I believe there is a timeline of staying [on a soap] too long,' he told Daily Mail Australia this week.
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EXCLUSIVE: Home and Away star Jake Ryan (pictured) has revealed the 'unspoken rule' about leaving soaps for Hollywood - and says no actor is ever too good for them
Jake, who starred in Home and Away from 2017 to 2020, has recently turned his attention to film roles.
He praised the long-running Chanel Seven program, saying it gave him 'more on-screen time than most people dream of in their whole career'.
Jake added: 'I think for me I needed those hours under my belt to sort of progress anywhere. It's an invaluable experience and the pace you work at is incredible. You just get very comfortable on set.'
While he believes it's possible to 'stay too long', Jake says no actor is ever too good for a television soap.
'It's an invaluable experience and the pace you work at is incredible': Australian soaps have helped launch the careers of Hollywood superstars Chris Hemsworth (left), Margot Robbie and Isla Fisher. Jake claims they are a great place to get 'hours and experience under the belt'
'If you think you're too good for soaps then good luck sitting on the sidelines': Jake (left) said no actor is ever too good to appear on TV soaps, as they offer more on-screen time in a few years than most actors would dream of in their entire careers
'At the end of the day, it's work. You can choose not to go on something like Home and Away because you might think you're better than