Former EastEnders star Lacey Turner – who of course played the role of Stacey Slater in the BBC1 soap – has revealed that not only does she find filming scenes for Sky drama Bedlam “scary”, but she has a list of things she fears that’s as long as her arm!
One of her biggest terrors is apparently dogs, and she’s “petrified” of her friend’s tiny Yorkshire terrier.
Speaking to TV Biz, Lacey said, “I’m petrified of everything. I’m scared of my own shadow.
“Honestly, I’m the biggest weed you’ll ever meet. The thing I’m most scared of is my best friend’s dog. I love dogs but my friend has this Yorkshire terrier.
“I walked in the house once, not expecting this dog to be there, and it barked and I jumped out of my skin.
“Since then I haven’t been there for five years. I just can’t…
“It was her birthday and I was determined to go round, but when I got there my heart was going, I was sweating, I was opening the window.
“I got all the way to the door, heard the dog barking, got back in my car and drove home. I physically couldn’t do it.
“And he’s tiny. It’s pathetic!”
And of the making of paranormal drama Bedlam, which returns to Sky Living tonight for a second series at 10pm, Lacey said, “Everything is so fantastic that even during filming, I was genuinely scared at times.
“I was living in a flat on my own and every night I checked under my bed. One night some lunatic came banging on the door at half three in the morning
“You’d think you’d just go to the door and say, ‘Do you mind? Shh! It’s half past three.’
“But I just froze. Who do I ring? There’s nobody to ring!”
However, busy Lacey has little time to dwell on her fears, because in addition to her other ongoing projects, she’s also set to star in ITV2 drama, Switch.
In Switch, which is about a group of latter day witches, Lacey will star alongside The Inbetweeners’ Hannah Tointon, and another former EastEnder, Nina Toussaint-White and Phoebe Fox.
Lacey will play the role of “immaculately dressed” careerist witch Stella, who, according to the press release about the show, “must deal with the ordinary challenges of life in modern London, as well as facing their sworn enemies the ‘Witches of Kensington.’”
However, getting back to Lacey’s frights, she says playing a role in Frankenstein’s Wedding last year, in front of thousands of people, was truly scary.
She said, “I didn’t know what 12,000 people all in one place would look like. When I walked on stage I thought, ‘I need to turn back!’
“But it was too late. That was the most scared I’ve ever been.”
As mentioned, Bedlam returns to Sky Living tonight at 10pm, and filming for Switch began earlier this month. It’s expected to air later this year.