Neighbours starlet Margot Robbie has reportedly confirmed that she will be leaving the Australian soap.

The 20-year-old, who has played aspiring fashion designer Donna Freedman for almost three years, is looking to pursue an acting career in Hollywood like fellow soap stars Isla Fisher, Alan Dale and Melissa George.

“I want to go to America, it’s always been my goal to work in Hollywood – it’s the one stage in my life where I have absolutely nothing holding me down,” she told Aussie mag TV Week.

There had been speculation surrounding her departure after on-screen husband Sam Clark (Ringo Brown) quit last July to pursue his music career.

He was following in the footsteps of former Neighbours stars who turned to pop, like Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia and Delta Goodrem.

But Margot, who has won awards for her portrayal of Donna, is keeping her Tinseltown expectations grounded.

“I have plenty of friends over there so I’ll have plenty of couches to crash on,” she joked.

Donna Freedman will be seen on Australian screens until early 2011.

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