Johannesburg - Oh no! 7de Laan has just announced the exit of another main cast member and this time the Laan is bidding farewell to fan-favourite Diaan Lawrenson, who plays the role of flamboyant, bubbly Paula.
Diaan has resigned from her full-time role to spend more time with her children Olivia and Thomas and her husband, actor Jody Abrahams, plus concentrate on her new job – she’s been offered a lecturer post at the AFDA campus in Cape Town while doing her Masters in Television and Theatre.
The 7de Laan team says they’re saddened by the loss of such a fantastic actress but are also glad that she can impart her wealth of knowledge to students.
But don’t despair 7de Laan fans, Paula isn’t leaving the show completely - she’ll make guest appearances in future episodes of the soapie, although it’s not yet clear how often that will be.
Don’t miss the next issue of tvplus for more on Diaan’s exit.