The 54-year-old actress will join the cast for a “brief period” before Christmas, with rumors that she could play the mother of Laura Pierce, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Sun reported that she was set to play a role in “one of their biggest storylines to date” and is set to enter the soap at Christmas.
Viewers are devastated by Laura’s diagnosis of a brain tumor, played by Daniel Harrold.
In a touching scene last week, Jay Brown, Ben Mitchell, Billy Mitchell, and Honey Mitchell vowed to be with Laura “every step.”
Little has been said about Laura’s estranged parents since joining Soap in 2011, but the BBC boss is ready to explore the character’s past following her devastating diagnosis. There seems to be
Kensit previously starred in EastEnders, reportedly saying that she “loves” playing a “strong matriarch” like Peggy Mitchell, played by the late Barbara Windsor for 22 years.
Kensit told Radio Times in 2019:
“And I can pull a pint and say, ‘You’re banned.’
https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/23105692.bbc-eastenders-bosses-cast-itv-emmerdale-star-patsy-kensit-lola-pearces-mum/?ref=rss BBC EastEnders boss casts ITV Emmerdale star Patsy Kensit as ‘Laura Pierce’s mom’