EastEnders actress 'daunted' by fans

EastEnders star Lauren Crace has revealed that the soap's fans confuse her with her character.

The 22-year-old actress, who plays Danielle Jones on the BBC One show, admitted that she is still adjusting to the attention she receives from viewers.

"I was recognised as soon as my photo was published, before I'd even appeared on screen," Crace told the Sunday Mercury. "It was very strange.

"Now I can't go out at all without people saying something. It can be quite daunting, especially if I'm on my own and a group of school kids all want to take my photo. For some reason, buses are the worst!

"You are in people's living rooms four or five days a week and audiences know your character inside out. When people see you in the street, they don't always realise you are an actor and not that character."

Crace was recruited for the Walford-based soap last summer. She had been asked to audition as she completed her final year at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

"I couldn't believe it when I got the audition," she explained. "It's not what I expected, especially as I don't come from London.

"It all happened so quickly. I had a couple of auditions and then the next week I started work, back in June. For the first week of filming I was still appearing in my final show for RADA."

Source - Digital Spy

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