Laurie Brett thrilled with EastEnders romance

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 November 2011
Laurie Brett

Laurie Brett

Laurie Brett thinks it is ''brilliant'' her 'EastEnders' character Jane Beale has romance in her life even though she is not a ''glamourpuss''

Laurie Brett thinks it is "brilliant" her 'EastEnders' character "gets the guy".

The 42-year-old actress has made a brief return from maternity leave to reprise her role as downtrodden Jane Beale and teased there is still a "spark" between her alter ego and close friend Masoon Ahmed (Nitin Ganatra), who, like Jane, is now single following the end of his marriage.

Speaking on ITV1's 'This Morning', she said: "Obviously the spark's there. I think every woman is sitting at home thinking, 'Go on, Jane!' So now they're both single and obviously there's things that have been spoken and said. Now they're single, perhaps something might come of it.

"I think it's brilliant that Jane, who is the normal woman - she's not the glamourpuss or anything - does get these moments where she gets the guy. I think there's a lot that will unfurl over the next few months."

Laurie has decided to only go back to the show for a few months because she doesn't want to miss any of her five-month-old daughter Erin's milestones but promised viewers Jane will not be killed off.

She said: "It's such a hamster wheel to run on, 'EastEnders' - it's such a massive machine and the hours are so long. So I've decided just to go back for a few months and give myself a bit of flexibility after that.

"I don't want to miss the whole first year and everything that happens with the baby within that. I think that, if I've waited this long to have one, then I should enjoy it.

"I'm going back for a few months and they're not going to bump Jane off, I don't think, so the door will be left open for something in the future."

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