Article from (9 May 2004)

Greener pastures for Banas
By Sharri Markson
May 09, 2004

ACTRESS Michala Banas has joined the cast of hit TV series McLeod's Daughters after losing her role with Always Greener when it was axed last year.

The actress-turned-pop star played city girl Marissa Taylor on the Channel 9 show.

Banas said the move to one of Australia's top-rating dramas was a great opportunity.

Her first day on the set, Banas had to learn to drive a tractor - and overcome a fear of spiders.

Banas's first episode on McLeod's - where she plays the part of Kate, a new worker on Drover's Run - will air in two weeks.

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