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Eastenders actress returns for lesbian storyline

Eastenders actress returns for lesbian storyline

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 05 May 2014 15:25 Written by // Cec Busby

After quitting Eastenders in 2007 when producers advised her character Sonia would be participating in a lesbian storyline, actress Natalie Cassidy will return to the popular UK soap. This time however she has no qualms about playing a lesbian.

Cassidy told BBC Breakfast she was naive for quitting back in 2007.
“When I was younger actually – I think it was a little bit naive, but when I was 21, 22, I was a bit like, ‘Oh Sonia wouldn’t do that, Sonia wouldn’t do that’.

“As an actress and as the character I thought, ‘Well actually, I’m not sure if Sonia would do this’.

Now however Cassidy has been asked back to Eastenders and showrunner Dominic Treadwell-Collins has revealed her chracter Sonia will be involved with a woman in the new storyline.

Previously Cassidy had said she felt sometimes soap operas ran storylines imply to be shocking. “One of the reasons I left was because of the lesbian storyline I had. I felt that it wasn’t right for Sonia.

“Sometimes in soaps people are so keen to get a shocking story that the character gets forgotten.”

Now however the actress feels the new storyline is appropriates, saying her character has ‘dabbled’ in the past.


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and

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