Actress Nicole da Silva has opened up about her experience in the acting industry, revealing she's been bullied during her career.
Speaking to Be at the 2017 AACTA Awards in Sydney, the 36-year-old Doctor Doctor television star said she's faced such challenges while working on theatre productions in the past.
"I have actually experienced bullying before in theatre," she told Be. "It’s quite prevalent."
Nicole has worked on several theatre projects in the past, including Blood Wedding back in 2012, and Behanding in Spokane in 2011.
She has most recently been on screens playing Charlie Knight on Channel Nine television drama Doctor Doctor opposite Rodger Corser, and previously starred in TV shows Wentworth and Rush.
The actress was one of many Aussie stars who attended the 2017 AACTA Awards, and when stopping by on the red carpet, reflected on the recent harassment scandals rocking Hollywood, after allegations were made against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
"I think we’ve seen examples of it come out in our industry," she told Be, referring to the Australian performing arts sector.
"I think now is the time to be talking about that stuff and addressing harassment and bullying and hopefully it’s all for a good cause. Hopefully it gets us to a point where people feel safe in our industry."