Ann Mitchell: 'Cora has a young following'
The actress joined EastEnders as the larger-than-life pensioner last year, and told Inside Soap the positive feedback means a lot to her.
"It's surprised me as well that Cora has quite a young following. That's very interesting because people seem to believe there's this great division between young and old people," Ann admitted.
"But youngsters respond to her because she's a tough mother and grandmother. They like their strong women too!"
Cora is currently embroiled in a dramatic storyline in which Tanya discovers her mum once had a daughter, Ava.
And veteran actress Ann said there are 'many twists and turns to follow'.
"The whole situation has pierced her thick skin," she added.