EastEnders star Letitia Dean has revealed she suffered ‘horrible’ fat-shaming when she first joined the cleaning soap.
The Sharon Watts actress, 52, mentioned it may be even worse for the youthful cleaning soap stars at present.
Talking on spin-off present Secrets and techniques From The Sq., she mentioned: ‘I believe it is most likely more durable for the kids at present, it is a very totally different time now with social media and all that enterprise.
Sincere: EastEnders star Letitia Dean has revealed she suffered ‘horrible’ fat-shaming when she first joined the cleaning soap
‘I had various horrible issues mentioned about me. “She’s too fats, the opposite actors complain they cannot match on the identical set along with her”.’
Adam Woodyatt, who performs Ian Beale and appeared alongside her on Secrets and techniques from the Sq., mentioned: ‘It was simply vile, and it would not be accepted now.’
Letitia additionally revealed that she lied to get on to Albert Sq. in 1985.
‘Horrible’: The star mentioned she was the topic of nasty feedback however mentioned younger actors have it even worse at present with social media
Producers solely wished to solid actual Cockneys however the actress was really from Hertfordshire.
She had grown up in a comfy cottage on the property of romantic novelist Barbara Cartland and knew she would not have an opportunity at getting on the present if she advised the reality.
Letitia revealed: ‘We needed to be born inside the sound of Bow bells and I advised a porky.
‘I mentioned my mother and father needed to go and work away, and I used to be staying with any person in “the sound of Bow bells”, I do keep in mind getting the job and getting the decision. I keep in mind that fairly clearly. It was simply so thrilling.’
Adam and Letitia additionally mentioned how they have been despatched residence after laughing an excessive amount of whereas recording the present.
Opening up: Letitia and Adam Woodyatt have revealed that they have been despatched residence after laughing an excessive amount of whereas recording the present
Whereas talking to Stacey Dooley, they mentioned the telling off they acquired on the age of 17 in 1985.
Adam mentioned: ‘A mix of Tish, Sue (Tully, who performed Michelle Fowler), me and Paul Medford (who performed Kelvin Carpenter), we acquired despatched residence one Friday afternoon, and acquired advised to return again the next day, as a result of we simply acquired the giggles.
‘We acquired correctly, correctly advised off and despatched residence.’
Letitia, who joined the cleaning soap in the identical 12 months mentioned: ‘It was very strict. We weren’t allowed to have any egos as youngsters.’
Candid: Adam, who performs Ian Beale, 52, and Letitia, pictured in 1985, spoke candidly about their 35 years on the cleaning soap
The present, one of many UK’s favourites, is at the moment off the air and will not begin recording new episodes till the tip of this month.
Episodes of the enduring BBC One cleaning soap opera that have been filmed earlier than the coronavirus pandemic ran out two weeks in the past.
And new instalments, which shall be filmed in accordance with social-distancing pointers, shall be roughly 10 minutes shorter than ordinary.
Giggles: Whereas talking to Stacey Dooley on EastEnders: Secrets and techniques From the Sq., they mentioned the telling off they acquired on the age of 17
Despatched residence: Adam, who has performed Ian Beale because the present started in 1985, mentioned: ‘We acquired correctly, correctly advised off and despatched residence’
Till now, solely two pre-filmed EastEnders episodes have aired every week to make them final so long as attainable.
EastEnders govt producer Jon Sen mentioned: ‘Resuming manufacturing is extremely thrilling and difficult in equal measure.
‘Since we postponed filming we have been working continuous trialling strategies, filming strategies and new methods of working in order that we will return to screens 4 occasions every week – as EastEnders must be.
‘Filming will inevitably be a extra complicated course of now so creating 20-minute episodes will allow us to make sure that once we return, EastEnders will nonetheless be the present the viewers know and love.’
Till the brand new episodes air, the present will plug the hole with traditional EastEnders episodes Stacey’s spin-off present.