Lacey Turner: I never watch EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 March 2013
Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner says she never used to watch 'EastEnders' while she starred in the show and she doesn't event tune in to the BBC soap now that she has left

Lacey Turner never watched 'EastEnders' while she starred in the show.

The 24-year-old actress - who portrayed Stacey Slater on the BBC One soap for six years - has revealed she wasn't keen on watching herself back on the show because she was so tired after filming for 14 hours a day, and she still doesn't tune in to the programme even though she's left.

She said: "I didn't even watch it while I was in it! You don't have time and once you've been there for 14 hours you don't want to.

"Now I mostly watch TV at night, in bed after a cup of hot chocolate, and at the moment I'm really, really into 'The Following' with Kevin Bacon."

Like Stacey in 'EastEnders', the 'Our Girl' star used to work on a market stall during her younger years and believes her perseverance helped to land her a part in the long-running soap.

She added to Radio Times magazine: "When I was 14, I worked on a market stall near where it's filmed. I used to see the actors drive past and say to my mum, 'I'm telling you, I can do that!'

"So it's weird that I ended up playing Stacey who also sold clothes on the market, although she was better at it than I was."

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