Girl next door Lacey Turner proved she could be as seductive as the rest when her EastEnders character, Stacey Slater, embarked on a steamy affair with her husband’s dad, but now she is out to make her new role even raunchier, as she plays a lesbian in the new drama, Switch!
Turner, who left EastEnders back in 2010, after a pact with her on-screen husband, Charlie Clements – who played Bradley Branning, meant they would both leave when either one of them wanted to quit. Since then she has appeared in an advertising campaign for Royal Mail, as well as starring in supernatural dramas such as Being Human and Bedlam.
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EastEnders actress, Jo Joyner, has revealed that a massive Branning family secret will come out at Christmas; we can’t believe there are any left!
And this may well set the scene for Joyner, who plays salon owner Tanya Branning in the BBC One soap, to bow out from her role as she takes a break from the show next year.
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As fans of EastEnders will know, Janine Malloy – who may or may not be Janine Moon by the end of next week – is heavily pregnant, and it’s been revealed today that when her daughter is born, the baby will be named Scarlett.
However, when the baby’s born, Janine names her Patricia, after Pat Evans of course who was Janine’s step-mother, but someone close to Janine has other ideas about the name, and she loses out on her first choice when the baby is registered as Scarlett!
Of the news about the baby girl’s name, a show insider told the Star, “The name choice may be an omen for things to come…
“With a mother like Janine, this little girl is sure to be a fighter.”
It has been rumoured recently that Janine will go into labour on her wedding day, and it’s also been speculated that Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) will attempt to abduct the baby at some point… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will of course recall actress Lacey Turner in her role as Stacey Slater, who was feisty, fearless and uncompromisingly brave as she dealt with one trauma after another in her young life…
However, since leaving the show, Lacey has gone on to star in hit paranormal drama Bedlam – the second series of which begins on Sky Living on Wednesday 6 June at 10:00pm – and the experience of playing paramedic Ellie, who, as the phrase goes, sees dead people, left her terrified when she returned home after filming.
The Daily Star reports that Lacey said, “I’m scared of everything, even my own shadow. I’m the biggest weed you’ll ever meet.
“I was at an awards ceremony once and there was just no one behind me and I just felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned around and there was no one there…” Read more & comment »
In an interview with TV Times, Lacey Turner has revealed that she’s going to miss playing Stacey Slater when she leaves the show this month.
Lacey added that she felt she’s “grown up” while playing the part of the feisty Slater.
She said, “Now I’ve got to the end, I don’t know why I’m going.
“I feel like I’ve grown up here, so I’ll miss it all…
“The people, the buzz of it; everything. I might cry in a minute.”
And when asked which had been her favourite storylines, Lacey said, “I loved all the Bradley and Stacey stuff from the beginning… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Lacey Turner has revealed that she originally auditioned for the role of Demi Miller in EastEnders.
22 year old Lacey – who of course plays Stacey Slater – told TV Times magazine that the role of Stacey was offered to her only after she’d been turned down for the part of Demi. Shana Swash – sister of Joe Swash – eventually landed the role of Demi.
Lacey told the magazine, “I might not have been here now if I’d got that part. I remember them ringing me to tell me I hadn’t got it and I went to bed upset.
“Now I’m so happy I got the chance to play Stacey because she’s a character who cane be anywhere, with anyone and do anything.” Read more & comment »
Lacey’s portrayal as the primary carer of her mother – who has bipolar disorder – is outstanding and one of her best performances ever was in last night’s episode.
Stacey’s tears as she told Charlie about how Jean was sent to a psychiatric unit when Stacey was a child were very convincing and choked me up too. I really think Lacey’s emotional but powerful portrayal of Stacey is very much underrated and there’s more of it to come as events with Jean come to a head this week. Read more & comment »