Gemma Oaten to return to Emmerdale?

Gemma Oaten has teased that she may reprise her role as Rachel Breckle in 'Emmerdale' in the near future

Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten may make a return to 'Emmerdale'.

The 31-year-old actress bowed out of the long-running soap last summer after playing chavvy factory worker Rachel Breckle on and off since 2011 but she has admitted she wouldn't rule out reprising her alter-ego in the near future.

She explained: "'Emmerdale' was such a massive part of my life. It is such a treat of a job. So I don't think you can ever put limitations on going back. It's all about timing - it would depend where I was in my personal life and career. Some people have got theories that if you play a soap role for long enough then you get typecast. But I believe you can do what you do with a talent then you'll get somewhere."

However, for now, the brunette beauty has her eye on a period drama as she'd like to break through her typecast.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, she said: "There are talks about a period drama. It would be amazing to get that and be in a corset rather than trackie bottoms and a hoodie - it would be great to do something really different.

"All of the characters I've played have been rough and ready ... Over the years, I've set fire to a pub, I've hit a boyfriend and I've taken drugs on screen. But I can scrub up OK so doing a period piece would be perfect for me."


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