Lillie Yollanda reveals the ‘extraordinary’ project that took her from the high-class life

Lillie Yollanda reveals the ‘extraordinary’ project that took her from the high-class life

Lillie Yollanda certainly knows how to hit the headlines!

The Australian maid who swapped her high class worker life to start working on the streets of Melbourne for an escorts advertising agency is sure to make a splash as the reality of her new world is first exposed.

In her first feature film role, Lillie plays one of four homeless prostitute women on a quest to rescue their land from urbanisation in Punch, which will open next year.

Appearing in a commercial alongside fellow cast member Maggie Trent as the council chief, the actress says it’s a fascinating role for her.

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Lillie Yollanda certainly knows how to hit the headlines! The Australian maid who swapped her high class worker life to start working on the streets of Melbourne for an escorts advertising agency is sure to make a splash as the reality of her new world is first exposed

The Aussie star has relocated to Melbourne for a new role, alongside Maggie Trent

‘Punch is extremely inspiring and I love the contrasting reality of working and living on the streets of Melbourne,’ Lillie said.

The star’s have received quite a bit of flak for taking the role with the lack of pay for the film ‘nominal’ and opposition from conservative groups.

‘This was also the first time I’ve ever spoken in a film and it was one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced in my career,’ Lillie said.

‘Asking a group of homeless women to speak about the impact of the squalor they had to endure was tough but I don’t think it was impossible. When we had the cast assembled, we all felt like a family.’

Lillie will play one of four homeless women on a quest to rescue their land from urbanisation in Punch, which will open next year

Lillie will take up the role as a female photojournalist – who finds the photo shoot of a real man’s swansong to his customers – is undermined

Aussie film and television star Lillie (centre), pictured with co-star Waleed Aly, will also be showcasing her acting talents this week in the new fashion show, Ralph & Russo – The London escorts Project, starring many of the world’s most influential models.

Maggie Peters