Actress Zoe Lucker has of course appeared in a number of TV shows, including EastEnders, Footballers’ Wives and Waterloo Road, and almost invariably, she plays the role of a gutsy, feisty woman…
However, in an interview with the Mirror, Zoe has revealed that in real life, she’s a far cry from the bold characters she portrays, and is in fact often crippled by anxiety.
She said, “I get nervous and panicky about absolutely everything. Generally I am a nervous wreck.
“I hate things like busy shopping centres and I love a country pub during the day but the thought of going into a crowded bar fills me with dread.”
Zoe added, “One of the bravest things I ever did was take part in Strictly Come Dancing and I stayed in it for eight weeks… Read more & comment »
Former Eastenders actress, Zoe Lucker, has landed a new role in BBC’s Waterloo Road.
Lucker, who played Vanessa Gold, the volatile former fiancee of Max Branning (Jake Wood) in the award-winning BBC soap, is joining the cast as Carol Barry, a prisoner’s wife with an over-flowing back catalogue of personal misery.
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Former EastEnders star Zoe Lucker has revealed that she thinks Eddie Moon (David Essex) did the right thing in dumping her character, Vanessa Gold.
As viewers will know, when Eddie left the Square to go and live with his eldest son Frankie in Spain, he ended his relationship with Vanessa by rather brutally leaving her at the roadside.
Speaking while on BBC3’s EastEnders: The New Moons, Zoe said, “Eddie did the right thing in leaving Vanessa, because he can’t trust her.
“As much as I would have loved to have seen Vanessa and Eddie run off into the sunset, I appreciate why Eddie did that.” Read more & comment »
Former EastEnders star Zoe Lucker has revealed that once she left the show, and her role as Vanessa Gold, she treated herself to a new hairdo.
As fans will know, Vanessa looked remarkably like an Afghan hound with her two-tone hair.
Speaking to New! magazine, Zoe said, “I’ve actually cut my hair into a short, choppy-ish bob since I left.
“I needed to get rid of all that dead hair!”
Zoe went on to say that she’s still close to some of her former cast-mates.
She said, “I get texts from Nina [Wadia], Marc [Elliott], Rita [Simons] and Steve [John Shepherd]. It was a lovely place to work.”
However, Zoe admitted that she’s missed working since she left the show… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Zoe Lucker felt so sad about leaving the show, she couldn’t bring herself to celebrate her departure.
However, Zoe has told Inside Soap magazine that she’s now planning on inviting the cast and crew of the show to share a few drinks with her by way of a leaving party.
Zoe, who of course plays Vanessa Gold on the show, said, “My last day on set was so sad.
“I worked closely with everyone, and of course we became really friendly.
“Not just the actors, but the crew as well. There was a sadness about saying goodbye to Vanessa, but there was also a real sadness about leaving such a friendly place… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Zoe Lucker has revealed that she thinks her character, Vanessa Gold, would love to live with Eddie Moon, who is of course played by David Essex.
Zoe explained that Vanessa has fallen for Eddie in a big way, after he was particularly kind to her following her break up with Max Branning (Jake Wood).
The 37-year-old star also thinks it would be a positive step for her alter-ego to be with Eddie.
She said, “Vanessa would love to move into Eddie’s for good and settle down with him. He’s a really nice guy.
“Tyler and Anthony are both good boys, and Vanessa’s very maternal, so it’s just ideal for her… Read more & comment »
EastEnders star Zoe Lucker has revealed that she loved filming the scenes in which her character, Vanessa Gold, had a “meltdown” and trashed Max Branning’s (Jake Wood) living room.
Digital Spy report that Zoe made her remarks while appearing on BBC1 chat show, The One Show, and added, “It was really good fun, actually, doing that!
“It was one of those things where as a person, you think, ‘It’d be quite nice at times to be able to just completely trash a room!’
“The director of that episode, a guy called Karl Neilson, is absolutely brilliant and he basically just set the whole thing up for one take… Read more & comment »
EastEnders stars Zöe Lucker and Charlie G. Hawkins are to bow out from the soap later this year, according to reports.
Zoe, who plays Max Brannings (Jake Wood) love interest, and Charlie, who has played the role of Darren Miller for seven years, will film their final scenes in the next few months, to be shown in the summer.
Darren’s departure has been kept very closely under wraps, but Vanessa’s exit is reported to be explosive.
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EastEnders newcomer, Zoe Lucker, has revealed that she was “terrified” of playing scenes in which her character, Vanessa Gold, has to drive as Zoe passed her driving test just weeks before starting the role.
Zoe passed in March after five attempts at the test.
Speaking on GMTV, Zoe said, “It was my first day on set and I was really nervous about it anyway, walking into EastEnders… Read more & comment »
EastEnders newest recruit, Zoe Lucker, has been discussing how scheming her character is.
Zoe plays glamorous Vanessa Gold, who we’ll see getting her hooks into Max Branning in forthcoming weeks.
While discussing her character’s appearance on the Square, Zoe said, “Vanessa comes to the car lot to buy a motor for her daughter.
“But Max thinks she’s probably just a time waster… Read more & comment »
Zoe Lucker has joined the cast of BBC soap Eastenders.
The former Footballers’ Wives star will reportedly play a glamourous businesswoman named Vanessa, who sets out to win the heart of Max Branning.
Eastenders executive producer Bryan Kirkwood told The News Of The World: “Zoe is perfect for the role.
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