Kellie Bright teases tough times for Linda Carter and Sharon Watts
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 May 2023
'EastEnders' star Kellie Bright admits her character Linda Carter's friendship with Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) is at risk
Kellie Bright admits Linda Carter's friendship with Sharon Watts is at risk.
The 'EastEnders' actress – who plays Kellie on the BBC show – has teased the impact of her soap alter ego's decision to sell the Queen Vic behind the back of Letitia Dean's character, choosing to instead turn to mum Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) for help with the deal.
With Sharon poised to discover Linda's betrayal, Kellie said: "The problem is that Elaine turned up unannounced and walked into the middle of Linda trying to make peace with Sharon, which made the whole situation 10 times worse.
"The problem is that Elaine turned up unannounced and walked into the middle of Linda trying to make peace with Sharon, which made the whole situation ten times worse."
It means Linda and Sharon will be at odds amid the fallout, while Kellie admitted her character has her reasons for turning to her own flesh and blood.
She added: "You can fall out with your mum, but you know she will forgive you a lot, and you’ll forgive her.
"Also, Linda has lived and worked with her mum for years previous to this, so she knows what Elaine is like and that she’ll have to let certain things go."
Meanwhile, both Sharon and Linda are involved in the BBC soap's upcoming flash forward sequence confirming a dramatic death is on the way this Christmas.
Back in February, the female-led episode featured scenes looking ahead to the future as Linda walked into the Vic to find a dead body on the ground.
Sharon – sporting a wedding dress – went to check the mystery person's pulse only to confirm their death, while Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal) and Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) were seen staring in horror and Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) literally had blood on her hands while Denise Fox (Diane Parish) was seen holding a broken bottle.