The West Australian — Ever since she rose to fame playing Mary Queen of Scots in hit US costume drama Reign, fans have been speculating about the love life of WA actress Adelaide Kane.
Rumours recently emerged the Claremont-raised star was in a real-life relationship with her on-screen beau, English actor Toby Regbo, after fans took a series of cryptic Twitter posts as proof they were an item.
But Kane is more than happy to set the record straight, telling AAA Weekend she understands why people want talk of a romance with Regbo to be true.
“I do get it – when you like the characters together so much on the show it seems like a natural progression that the actors would get together,” the 23-year-old says.
“But we are not the characters – we are very different from our characters in real life. While I adore Toby and I think he is a very talented actor and handsome man, he and I are not compatible in that way. We are friends and that’s how it is going to stay.”
Kane split with her long-time boyfriend, Revenge star Connor Paolo, last year and says she often feels like she is the only single one out of the show’s young cast.
“Everyone else is in a long-term committed relationship,” she laughs.
“Honestly, I just don’t have the time to date, on-set or off. I am kinda busy with 75-hour work weeks. One day I will have time to go on a date or two but, until then, I will take my fictional relationships.”
With the second season of Reign about to start filming, Kane’s hectic work schedule means she will not return home to Perth until Christmas but confesses she is eagerly awaiting the trip.
“Perth is always on my mind – that’s where my family is,” the brunette says. “I reset when I come back and see my mother and brother and all my cousins. It’s so good to get back because family is very important to me.”
Reign will begin airing in Australia on Fox8 from August.