Luisa Bradshaw-White feels 'bittersweet' about EastEnders exit

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2020
Luisa Bradshaw-White as Tina Carter

Luisa Bradshaw-White

Luisa Bradshaw-White admits it felt "bittersweet" to say goodbye to her 'EastEnders' character Tina Carter after she was killed off

Luisa Bradshaw-White feels sadness after her character's death in 'EastEnders'.

The 46-year-old star's Albert Square alter-ego Tina Carter was killed by evil Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith) after she discovered he was responsible for the death of his wife Chantelle (Jessica Plummer) and Luisa admits she felt "bittersweet" about her character meeting her maker.

Luisa said of her Tina's death: "It's a little bit bittersweet because Tina is a character I have invested a lot in and a character that I really love, so to see that end is quite sad.

"When you do an acting job you usually know the ending, this is the only job where you don't really know the ending, it's quite a strange experience."

Luisa has played Tina on the BBC One soap since 2013 and admits it felt like "the end of an era" saying farewell to the show – although she did enjoy the closure provided by Tina's exit.

She told The Metro newspaper: "It's weird filming a character dying, a character that you love, a character that you've invested in and you played for seven years – that's odd. But the shooting of it I thoroughly enjoyed. We had really good fun, I thoroughly enjoyed playing dead as well.

"It felt like the end of an era, so it was sad in some ways, but exciting in other ways. I'm happy with the fact she can't come back, so it's a proper shut door. The final nature of it I needed. But yes, it's exciting isn't it? It's an exciting storyline to get as an actor, so it was nice to play the drama of it all."

Luisa confessed that she will miss her on-screen family, specifically co-stars Danny Dyer (Mick Carter), Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) and Linda Henry (Shirley Carter).

She said: "I'll miss Danny, Kellie and Linda. And lots of other people in the show. I've just made some lovely friends. I've absolutely loved working with my Carter family. I love the crew on set and I love the laughs we have. And I love just chatting nonsense with people."

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