Susan Cookson: I'm too northern for EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 May 2021
Susan Cookson in Emmerdale

Susan Cookson in Emmerdale

Susan Cookson thinks she's too northern to get a role on 'EastEnders', but she won't rule out adding a trip to Albert Square to her many soap roles

'Emmerdale' star Susan Cookson thinks she's too northern to ever take on a role in 'EastEnders'.

The 56-year-old actress is currently playing Wendy Posner in the ITV show and she is a soap veteran having also appeared in 'Casualty' and 'Coronation Street' and played a minor part in 'Hollyoaks'.

However, Susan doesn't think she'll ever be heading down to London for a role in 'EastEnders' because she doesn't think she could master a cockney accent.

When asked if she fancies a stint on Albert Square next, she answered: "No. I mean, you never say never, but it almost seems like another world away.

"I'm such a northern girl at heart, although I guess it might be fun to give the southern accent a go! At the moment I'm quite happy in the Dales."

Susan – whose character is in a relationship with Bob Hope in the show – admits her stint in 'Emmerdale' has so far been one of her best ever jobs, and she has praise her co-stars and the crew for making the set feel like one big family.

In an interview with Inside Soap magazine, she said: "Everyone who works here says the same thing, but you do feel as though you're joining a big family. "Everybody's lovely. I just felt as if I was getting to grips with the show and my character, and then we went into lockdown, and I really missed being here.

"A lot of the time it doesn't feel like a job – it's an absolute pleasure to go to work and be with the people here. It's definitely in my top five jobs ever."

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