Nicky Whelan is well known back home for her role in hit Aussie soap “Neighbours” and for her many appearances in men’s magazines. Nudity it seems, is far more accepted down under, especially on the beach. And Nicky likes to spend a lot of time at the beach.
She is getting a big break here in the United States after appearing in the Owen Wilson movie “Hall Pass,” which is raising Whelan’s profile dramatically.
“Hall Pass,” which opened last weekend (Feb. 25), finished No. 1 in domestic box office gross with $13.5 million.
Disney and Touchstone’s 3D cartoon “Gnomeo & Juliet,” finished second in a virtual dead heat with $13.4 million.
Whelan, 29, quit her role as Pepper Steiger in “Neighbours” in 2007, and headed for Hollywood.
Before “Hall Pass,” her most visible role came in the final season of hit TV show “Scrubs. ” She appeared as Maya, an Australian med school student.
When Peter and Bobby Farrelly first considered her as Wilson’s love interest in “Hall Pass” they were bowled over.
“I remember when she walked in I said to myself: ‘Please be good. Please be a good actress.’ We were so happy,” Peter said during casting.
“The Farrellys flipped over her. Nicky, aside from being easy on the eyes, was also very funny and great in the part,” Wilson said.
He’s got that right. Check out her sexy beach romp in a see-through bikini, mate.