EastEnders actress explains lesbian role

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EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy answered questions about her character’s upcoming lesbian storyline on a visited to a North London hospital radio station this week

Radio Brockley, which has been based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital for forty years, hosted Ms Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler in the BBC prime time soap. She told the show the storyline was a strange experience.

The 22-year-old star spoke openly about her breast enlargement and her character’s upcoming shock lesbian affair. She said: “It’s not a big deal anymore, it’s a hard thing to cross.”

“I myself am heterosexual so to become a bisexual in the show is a strange experience.”

One patient asked who was a better kisser, her on screen husband or her girlfriend, she said it was the former. Natalie also recorded a message for Radio Brockley for on air use during the station’s fortieth anniversary year (the stations celebrated forty years in October 2006) and signed pictures which will be auctioned during the event.

Presenter and trustee, Daniel Gee said: “We are so grateful that Natalie is supporting our charity, which is run entirely by volunteers and is self-supportive. Radio Brockley is appealing for donations towards new studios; we have the members’ commitment to continue to serve the patients in the new building (which is due to open in 2011), but the hospital cannot fund the studios, as clinical services, understandably, must take precedence in the project.”