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Mistress Anna

Gold Coast actor Anna Torv is hoping her latest role as an FBI agent will shoot her to stardom in the US.

The 29-year-old has recently finished filming the pilot for a new sci-fi drama, called Fringe, which deals with a research scientist, his son, and a female FBI agent who brings them back together.

The show is being described as a cross between The X-Files,Altered States and The Twilight Zone, with the pilot costing $10 million.

“The rest of the cast are great and it’s a really great script with all these little hooks and a great plot,” Torv said.

If the production is picked up it would be her big break into the US.

The former McLeod’s Daughters and Secret Life of Us actor is making a mark in Britain, starring last year in the sexy BBC drama Mistresses.

The show, which premieres on Tuesday night on Channel 7, has Torv playing a lesbian who is having an affair.

“I’m relieved that in this show particularly there wasn’t really a big deal made out of (being a lesbian),” she said.

“You have gay characters and it’s usually, ‘Ooh, she’s gay and it’s this and it’s that’, but they’re having an affair like all the other characters in the show and it reads like a normal relationship _ which is what it is.”

While she waits to see if Fringe is picked up overseas, the actor recently spent time holidaying with her mother at Benowa, on the Gold Coast.

“I went to Benowa State High and grew up on the Coast so it’s really nice to be back home,” she said.