Hollyoaks: Jennifer Metcalfe sobbed after stillbirth scenes

Jennifer as Mercedes

Jennifer Metcalfe as Mercedes McQueen

'Hollyoaks' actress Jennifer Metcalfe has admitted she was "sobbing" after filming her character Mercedes McQueen's stillbirth storyline.

'Hollyoaks' actress Jennifer Metcalfe was "sobbing" after filming her character's stillbirth.

The 32-year-old actress' character Mercedes McQueen is set to tragically give birth to a stillborn baby on the Channel 4 soap and she's confessed she found shooting the scenes "challenging".

Jennifer said: "It was really hard to do and challenging as an actress. Filming it, I got a lump in my throat and that was it. By the end of it all, I was just sat there sobbing."

The brunette beauty admitted she avoided over-rehearsing the scenes and has praised the soap's writers.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: "When it came to playing it on set I did minimal rehearsals because I didn't want to wear out the true meaning of the words.

"The scripts were written so brilliantly that I didn't have to dig that deep to find that level of emotion. The words were all there on the page. I broke down every time."

Jennifer is currently celebrating 10 years on 'Hollyoaks' and is looking forward to yet more dramatic storylines in the future.

She added: "I just feel so privileged I've had that job all through my 20s. I feel I've learned so much and worked with some amazing people, so roll on the next 10.

"The producers do two or three quite big storylines with me a year and I'm lucky to have that."


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