The following morning Vanessa cooks breakfast for both Lucas and his housemate, Lou Carpenter (Tom Oliver).
Of how Vanessa breaks the news to Lucas, Sumarwata explained "She is determined to reveal her news.
The actress also revealed that to portray Vanessa's condition she had to wear a false stomach and added that the one consolation with the pregnancy was that she could take it off at the end of the day.
He stated "He finds her attractive, and she takes the mickey out of him - that's good for Rhys. Vanessa also exposes a rare vulnerability in Rhys, so there's a risk he could get hurt and lash out in other ways." Of how Vanessa feels about Rhys, Sumarwata revealed "She has been quite torn and also not sure of his motives in these very unusual circumstances.
In August 2013, it was revealed that the actress had been written out of the show.
Sumarwata returned with Major as part of the show's 30th anniversary celebrations on 4 March 2015.
The actress's casting was announced on 5 December 2011, though she began filming the week before.
Sumarwata and her family relocated to Melbourne and purposely moved near to the studio, so she could manage work and be close to her daughter.
The actress stated that she was excited about the role, while the show's executive producer Richard Jasek commented "She's a wonderful actor and we think her character has so many exciting possibilities for us." Sumarwata made her debut screen appearance as Vanessa during the episode broadcast on 14 March 2012.
Joab told Kilkelly that "every single multicultural full-time actor on the show" had been written out during the first year of their full-time contracts.
He stated that Jasek decided to let go of four actors hired by the former producer Susan Bower. Sumarwata was pleased to be returning to the show with Major for the anniversary.