"She just can’t avoid getting into trouble."
EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders star Heather Peace has delved into her new character Eve Unwin's backstory.
The Waterloo Road actress plays Stacey Slater's (Lacey Turner) cellmate. After being released from prison, the two friends decide to stick together, with Stacey bringing Eve to Albert Square.
According to the actress, Eve is "loveable" and quick-witted, "but her personality always gets in the way so she just can’t avoid getting into trouble".
Peace continued: "She’s got quite a quick temper and is a little bit erratic but she’s very very fair and very very just, so when she does go and do something that is highly illegal or morally on the border, you will quite often understand why she’s doing it. But it’s probably something I wouldn’t do."
Like Peace, Eve is part of the LGBTQ+ community, and the actress explained she's proud to contribute bringing queer representation to the fore. "The character falls under the LGBTQ+ banner so hopefully I’m flying the flag a little bit," she said.
Peace also opened up about being nervous filming her very first scene on her first day on set, saying: "As most people know we don’t film in order, but unfortunately for me my first scene was my first scene, which you never really want.
"You always want to come back to your first scene once you feel like you’ve bedded in a bit. I probably had two nights of no sleep, I was really really nervous. I’ve been doing this for 26 years but the first day at school never gets any easier.
"Obviously it’s so well established and you just want to make a good impression. I put extra pressure on myself to not make any mistakes for at least the first six weeks," she added.
EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.
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