"I needed a break – I was just tired," he told the in 2015.
"I told my agents I needed a year off, and that year went by in about 10 minutes...
The series still has a strong cult following, but its lead has never fronted another major series since completing for which she won a Best Actress Award at the Cinerockom International Film Festival.
Wilson also launched a lingerie label named Wylie Wilson in 2012 – a collection she described as her "kaleidoscopic collection of knickers" – and currently resides back in her home country of Australia.
From a field of just over 200 aspiring actresses who auditioned for the starring role, the new program's producers chose to offer the job to Wilson, and she accepted.