Kara Tointon: 'I enjoy doing lots of bits and bobs'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2014
Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon - who played played Dawn Swann on 'EastEnders' - doesn't want to commit to another long-running drama

Kara Tointon won't appear in another soap.

The 30-year-old actress was portrayed Dawn Swann on 'EastEnders' for four years until 2009 and though she loved being part of a "team", she wouldn't want to commit to another long-running drama because she enjoys having variety in her career.

Asked if she would star in another soap, she said: "I think I did it at a time when I'd been acting from a young age and that came along and I quite fancied being part of a team for a while, because in this industry you just get warmed up and into something and then it ends.

"I knew it would be tough coming out so I really had to think about it but I did it and I loved it and it was four years, which seems like a lifetime ago and now I enjoy doing lots of bits and bobs, which is what I went into it for."

Kara also admitted she had "scary" encounters with fans who often got her confused with her soap alter ego.

In an interview with BBC Radio One, she recalled: "I always remember a really significant moment when I was in Ikea and a woman had a go at me because I was having an affair on the show. I thought she was joking but she wasn't, it was scary. So I ran."

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