LINDA's FIGHT EastEnders ' Linda Carter will hopefully bin the booze next week as she helps Sharon look after her baby
The drunken landlady, played by Kellie Bright, has been battling depression for months and has vowed to do everything she can to overcome it after Friday's boat accident that saw her almost losing her life.
Relationships with her nearest and dearest are on the rebound, so things take another positive step as son Ollie comes second in a fashionable school dress contest wearing a customized outfit by Linda. This motivates her to stick with her rehabilitation, and, with Tina's support, she bins her booze set. And to keep herself occupied so think about alcohol, she is giving her support to mourning friend Sharon, who deals with her baby in the aftermath of the loss of son Denny.
She will support her friend who lost her young son Denny in the boat tragedy
Kellie Bright threw herself wholeheartedly into the alcoholism storyline
She said to: "His friendship with Shirley is exciting. We do not like one another but respect one another.
"Shirley simply says what Linda wants to hear, and gives her concern." I think, at times when you pull things from people like that, you can't hear from the closest people to yourself. And, yeah, I do agree that Shirley is crucial in seeking to get to Linda.
Earlier this month Kellie told how Linda Carter's mother-in-law Shirley would become her savior
Kellie poured herself into the drug plot with all her might, including recording herself after getting drunk so she could research her behavior.
She said to Fabulous publication: "It was complicated as acting intoxicated is one of the most challenging things to do. But I also loved it, and it was like getting a new name, a completely different face to that man I've been playing all this time.
"Alcohol transforms Linda into something almost unrecognizable, and that's what I needed-I wanted her to be so nasty. And then having the next day's flip side as well–the humiliation, the guilt, the mortification.
"So for Linda, depression is a disorder, smoking is about denial. She needs the f**king world to stop. She needs to stop to delete all this suffering from her mind. She does not want to feel any of it.
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