No Enders in sight for Michelle Ryan
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 May 2010
Former 'EastEnders' actress Michelle Ryan admits she will never return to the show because she lives playing a variety of characters rather than being tied down to a soap.being
Michelle Ryan will never return to 'EastEnders'.
The 26-year-old actress - who played the role of Zoe Slater in the BBC soap from 2000 to 2005 - admits she would not like to go back to appearing in Albert Square because of the amount of time needed to work on such a show.
Speaking at the world premiere of '18.104.22.168' at London's Empire Leicester Square Cinema, Michelle told BANG Showbiz: "No I wouldn't consider working on a soap again. I think it's... I like the freedom I have now. I like to be able to jump from job to job - do theatre and then travel to the US and do a job and come back here and work on things.
"So for me, it's the freedom I'd love. So no to soaps! That's where I started and it's kind of a very... fixed schedule, and for the rest of my life I like the freedom."
Michelle plays the role of bad girl Kelly in the new Noel Clarke film, and even did her own stunts in the movie.
She said: "I did do my own stunts, yeah. I loved doing that. I have a lot of energy so it's good for me to be able to do that, use it up."