Lacey Turner cried while making Army drama

Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner was reduced to tears on several occasions while filming her new Army drama 'Our Girl' as she realised the harsh realities of life for soldiers.

Lacey Turner cried while shooting scenes for her new TV show 'Our Girl'.

The former 'EastEnders' star plays Army recruit Molly Dawes in the hard-hitting BBC One military drama and she couldn't hold back the tears while filming a sequence in a graveyard where her Afghanistan-bound character phones her mum.

She said: "The filming in the graveyard was pretty much my imagination and my mum."

Lacey - best know for playing Albert Square babe Stacey Slater - admits there were several occasions where the tears flowed on set.

In one part of the 90-minute special, Molly has to write a letter from the grave to her mother in case she dies during active service, and the 24-year-old actress was deeply moved by the harsh reality servicemen and women face.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she added: "I don't know if I could write a letter like that in real life. Just thinking about my mum while reading it was enough to take me to a sad place."

'Our Girl' has been written by Tony Grounds and he insists the programme - which shows Molly train for the Royal Army Medical Corps after deciding she doesn't want a dead end job and future - is as much about "hope and the potential in all young people" as it is about the Army.

The drama airs later this month.


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