Nicolette Pierce Biography & Facts
Nicolette Stone is a fictional character from the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, played by Charlotte Chimes. She made her first appearance during the episode broadcast on 15 July 2020. Chimes auditioned for the role at a time she felt creatively fulfilled owing to her work on another series. Despite her nonchalant approach, Chimes was invited to a second audition, which the then Sydney based actress had to perform over video-tape due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions imposed in Australia. Chimes was successful and assumed the role of Nicolette, who writers created as the daughter of the heritage character, Jane Harris (Annie Jones). From her introduction, Nicolette was portrayed as "straight talking" and "brash", unafraid to hurt other character's feelings. Nicolette is a lesbian and is confident with being open about her sexuality. Writers often used Nicolette's characterisation in her storylines. Writers created a fractured backstory between Nicolette and Jane, owed to Jane's request that Nicolette conceal her sexuality from her opinionated grandmother. Nicolette's early stories commonly featured her and Jane's journey to reconciliation. Writers further explored Nicolette's backstory with the introduction of her friend Audrey Hamilton (Zahra Newman), who had helped Nicolette commit fraud.
Nicolette quickly formed a friendship with Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly), acting as a live-in-carer for her ill mother Fay Brennan (Zoe Bertram). Nicolette develops romantic feelings for Chloe which are forbidden. Writers established her first feud with Chloe's husband Pierce Greyson (Tim Robards) and via their rivalry they fully developed Nicolette's manipulative and brash persona. Nicolette eventually wrecks their marriage and moves in with Chloe's brother Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and his husband David Tanaka (Takaya Honda). Neighbours used the trio to create their first surrogacy storyline involving three gay characters. Chimes believed the story created the ideal opportunity for Nicolette to created the family she had longed for. Writers marred the storyline with drama ranging from accidents, a romance with Chloe and family feuds, most notably between Nicolette and David's suspicious father Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis).
When David's scheming brother, Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) attempts to snare Chloe from Nicolette, she betrays David and Aaron and absconds, later giving birth to a baby, Isla. Producers removed Nicolette from the opening credits to create further uncertainty about the story. When Nicolette returns one of her most notable stories played out on-screen, featuring the revelation Nicolette swapped her baby with Britney Barnes (Montana Cox) and Leo's daughter Abigail to gain revenge. Nicolette is then involved in a legal case to gain custody of Isla until she reaches an agreement with David and Aaron. Writers then created a relationship with Kiri Durant (Gemma Bird Matheson), which was not fully developed because of Channel 5's cancellation of Neighbours. Writers continued to feature Nicolette until the show's finale episode, reconciling her family and romantic relationships. Nicolette's manipulative behaviour has garnered her a reputation with television critics as being a "troublemaker" and "villain". Critics praised Nicolette's characterisation and development writers had managed to achieve in just two years on-screen.
When Chimes auditioned for the role of Nicolette felt "blasé about it" because she felt "creatively fulfilled" producing work for the Build Series Sydney. Chimes did not want to pitch her entire career hopes on a single audition but later reflected that her career satisfaction played a large part in securing the role. She recalled "it was like oh I think I'm gonna get this, it happened very easily, so easily really, oh I guess that's the key." Chimes was invited to perform a second audition for the role. As Chimes was located in Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to travel to Melbourne for the call back auditions. Chimes filmed a video audition in her mother's kitchen. Her mother also read other characters lines and Chimes described it as a surreal experience as they pretended to flirt and proceed to argue.Securing the role made Chimes confident about beginning filming until two days prior. Chimes explained that "imposter syndrome" affected her and she was unsure if she could portray the character. A conversation with her acting coach, who like Nicolette is gay, helped her better prepare. Chimes explained that it was important to portray LGBTQ characters with authenticity and bring a truth to Nicolette. Chimes was eager to play Nicolette on her first day on-set and recalled stating "finally I'm here, now lets get to work".The character and Chimes' casting were announced on 27 June 2020. Producers signed Chimes to a three year contract. Nicolette is Chimes' first ongoing role after previously acting in two mini-series projects. Chimes reflected that she felt "immense gratitude" to be cast in an "iconic" series and secure long-term work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicolette is introduced into Neighbours as the estranged daughter of Jane Harris (Annie Jones). Her debut coincides with the permanent reintroduction of Jane, who was once a regular character and had been appearing on a recurring basis for two years. Writers created a backstory for her, which details a fractured relationship with Jane ever since Nicolette decided to come out as lesbian. Discussing the announcement, Jones stated "audiences will learn more about her family, as fans are introduced to her daughter Nicolette for the first time." Chimes made her first appearance as Nicolette during the episode broadcast on 15 July 2020.
Nicolette's character profile on the show's official website states that she is "deeply practical and fantastic in a crisis" and adores being active because she "has an adventurous streak a mile wide". Nicolette chose nursing as a career because she it would "provide plenty of variety and excitement". It also branded her a "straight talker" who "never holds back when something important is on the line." Nicolette also struggles to interpret with her own feelings and "can sometimes be oblivious when her straight talking has hurt feelings." Chimes' first scene was filmed with Rebekah Elmaloglou who plays Terese Willis. The scene depicts Nicolette meeting with Terese and Nicolette reveals that she has a difficult relationship with Jane. Nicolette also announces that she is a lesbian. Chimes described Nicolette as making a statement of "this is who I am, this is what's going on, I have nothing to hide anymore."In her first interview with Inside Soap, Chimes described Nicolette as an optimistic character with "cheerful, adventurous and fun" personality traits. Though she believed that Nicolette was not well adapted to dealing with her emotions. Nicolette is often portrayed as "bra.... Discover the Nicolette Pierce popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Nicolette Pierce books.