Danniella Westbrook's 'seriously warped' Hollyoaks role
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 February 2013
Danniella Westbrook was surprised by some of the "shocking" antics her "seriously warped" 'Hollyoaks' alter-ego Trudy gets up to
Danniella Westbrook says her new 'Hollyoaks' character is "seriously warped".
The 39-year-old actress will make her debut in the Channel 4 soap as Trudy - an ex-convict and former cellmate of Jacqui McQueen (Claire Cooper) - this week, and when she read the script she couldn't believe some of the "shocking" behaviour her alter-ego resorts to in the show.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I was thinking you have to be seriously warped to play this character. Some of the stuff Trudy does was shocking."
While Danniella hasn't had a major soap role since portraying Sam Mitchell in 'EastEnders' in the 1990s, the blonde star didn't feel under any pressure while filming her latest TV part and insists it felt "normal" to play a "gangster-type" role.
She added: "There was no pressure on me to play Trudy because there are so many young, beautiful actresses in this show with so much energy. But my days of being a dolly bird are over.
"It was normal for me to play a sort of gangster-type role. It was very different to 'EastEnders'. The cast was much smaller."