Emmerdale's Laurel loves Marlon Dingle
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 September 2011
Charlotte Bellamy says her 'Emmerdale' alter-ego Laurel Thomas is falling in love with Marlon Dingle but isn't sure whether she will have a full-blown affair with the chef
Charlotte Bellamy says her 'Emmerdale' alter-ego Laurel Thomas is falling in love with Marlon Dingle.
The factory worker has been growing closer to the chef (Mark Charnock) over the past few weeks and despite being married to village vicar Ashley, they are starting to fall for each other.
She said: "She's feeling something she's never felt with anyone but Ashley. I don't think she even knows it's happening. They start making excuses to spend time together and at first it's innocent. Then when Laurel sees Rachel with Marlon, she gets jealous and she just doesn't understand why.
"This whole story is about them falling in love. I'm not sure she'll be tempted into an affair, but you can fall in love without anything physically happening."
While Charlotte isn't sure if Laurel would have a full-blown affair, she believes there are problems in her marriage to Ashley (John Middleton).
She told Take It Easy magazine: "She's a very loyal person and it's not like her to be looking for someone else. I think she feels neglected by Ashley. Marlon's giving her attention and that's always attractive, isn't it?"