Lynda Bellingham breaks down in tears in final acting role
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 November 2014
Scenes from her last acting role show Lynda Bellingham break down in tears as she tells her son that she has got cancer
Lynda Bellingham's emotional last role involved playing a cancer patient, just a few months before she lost her own battle with the disease.
Scenes from the late actress' last acting role in the film 'Too Close for Comfort 2' showed her breaking down in tears as she told her real life son Michael Peluso (who also starred in the movie) that she was dying from cancer, just a few months before Lynda passed away on October 19, 2014 after battling colon cancer.
Recalling the moment Lynda burst into tears on set, the director Donna Taylor shared: "Lynda was the most wonderful actress but I swear they were real tears.
"Despite putting on a brave face most of the time, she often said there were times at night when she used to get quite scared. And this was that moment."
Donna told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Michael couldn't bear the sound of her crying and to see her so upset, so he had to go in the other room. He couldn't cope with it. Everyone was crying afterwards."
In 2011, Lynda starred in the first 'Too Close for Comfort', which also featured her son Michael, however, Donna explained that the decision to give the actress' character cancer was not deliberate.
She said: "We discussed the script together, myself and Michael first, then Lynda. I didn't come up with the idea, 'Let's give you cancer'. It was their idea.
"However, it had to be that the character was positively fighting it which Lynda, of course, was. I was hoping that psychologically it would help her."