‘Fangirling hard!’ Jodi Anasta and April Rose Pengilly share behind the scenes footage as pop stars Hanson join the cast of Neighbours

By | February 26, 2019

Daily Mail

In a surprise casting update, pop supergroup Hanson will appear on Australian soap opera Neighbours.

The American boy band will make a cameo appearance on a special episode, and the soap’s stars, including Jodi Anasta and April Rose Pengilly, shared behind the scenes footage and photos from the set on Monday.

The actresses could not be more excited to work with the musicians, admitting they’re immense fans of the trio.

'Fangirling hard!' Jodi Anasta and April Rose Pengilly (centre) share behind the scenes footage as pop stars Hanson (pictured)  join the cast of Neighbours

‘Fangirling hard!’ Jodi Anasta and April Rose Pengilly (centre) share behind the scenes footage as pop stars Hanson (pictured)  join the cast of Neighbours

April shared several videos of the band hard at work on the Neighbours set at Nunawading Studios in Melbourne.

In one clip, she jokes, ‘We have some extras on today! I don’t know if you’ve heard of them!’ before panning the camera to brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson.

‘We’re about to go on strike as we feel we’re not being paid appropriately for this appearance,’ Taylor joked in deadpan.

So excited! April Rose Pengilly (centre) and Jodi Anasta (second from left) shared several videos and photos of the band on the Neighbours set at Nunawading Studios in Melbourne

So excited! April Rose Pengilly (centre) and Jodi Anasta (second from left) shared several videos and photos of the band on the Neighbours set at Nunawading Studios in Melbourne

Fan! Jodi Anasta (second from left) took to Instagram to share her excitement. She captioned her selfie: 'I’ve been waiting 20 years for this moment. So lovely to meet you guys'

Fan! Jodi Anasta (second from left) took to Instagram to share her excitement. She captioned her selfie: ‘I’ve been waiting 20 years for this moment. So lovely to meet you guys’

On set! The official Neighbours social media accounts also shared a photo of actress Zoe Cramond (second from left) with the band 

On set! The official Neighbours social media accounts also shared a photo of actress Zoe Cramond (second from left) with the band

While the boys joked that fans would have to see who they ‘date’ or ‘murder’ on the show, footage from behind the scenes shows them performing a song.

A delighted April told her Instagram fans: ‘Today Hanson visited the set of my show, and all of my dreams came true. Hanson were the first band I LOVED. And you never forget your first love.

‘Thank you so much for coming to film a cameo for us – you’re more than welcome to make them recurring guest roles!’

Actors! While the boys joked that fans would have to see who they 'date' or 'murder' on the show, footage from behind the scenes shows them performing a song

Actors! While the boys joked that fans would have to see who they ‘date’ or ‘murder’ on the show, footage from behind the scenes shows them performing a song

So cool! Jodi Anasta posted a short clip of the band performing in what appears to be a cafe scene. She captioned the video clip: 'Fangirling so hard. These guys were heaven!'

So cool! Jodi Anasta posted a short clip of the band performing in what appears to be a cafe scene. She captioned the video clip: ‘Fangirling so hard. These guys were heaven!’

Jodi Anasta also took to Instagram to share her excitement, posting a short clip of the band performing in what appears to be a cafe scene.

She captioned the video clip:  ‘Fangirling so hard. These guys were heaven!’

She then captioned a selfie taken with the band: ‘I’ve been waiting 20 years for this moment. So lovely to meet you guys’.