EastEnders Louisa Lytton hints Ruby Allen is heading for heartbreaking miscarriage storyline after affair with Max


EASTENDERS star Louisa Lytton has suggested Ruby Allen will have an emotional miscarriage.

The actress could be heading for heartache after her affair with ladies’ man Max Branning and has suggested she could lose the baby.

Speaking to former Skins star April Pearson on Instagram, the Albert Square star focused on her time on the Square this time around.

Ruby Allen, played by Louisa Lytton, 29, first arrived in EastEnders in 2005 and left in 2006.

The soap character left Walford in a taxi after the death of her gangster dad Johnny.

When asked what her dream storyline would be, Ruby actress Louisa said: “Interesting, I literally was saying this at work today.

“I think because I have done a storyline [the consent plot]that opened her up to women feeling like she’s part of the sisterhood.

“I was saying at work it would be really nice to follow on with that, because I feel like she’s a character women can relate to.

“So I would like to do something maybe surrounding… I don’t know if I should be saying this… it’s not set in stone, this is my idea, but surrounding maybe miscarriage.

“Or another taboo topic that we can normalise. Because I think it works.”

The actress who also starred on Strictly Come Dancing said she was “done” with acting before EastEnders called her for a second stint.

When asked what is it that keeps her in the acting industry, she said: “I think it is… and this is really sad… the pressure of, or what we think, what everyone will think.

“I’ve come up with some amazing ideas for businesses and I know I’d really enjoy them, and if they took off I wouldn’t need to act.

“But there’s a part of me that just cannot… I love my job, but when you’re talking about not getting an audition and you can’t pay your bills, what keeps me there, I do sometimes think it is the worry of other people.

“Or it’s the, ‘I was in this position before and then something came along.’ So you’re constantly waiting for that phone call.

“It was the same with going back to EastEnders. I was done. I was like, ‘I’m not doing this anymore. I can’t wait for the phone to ring. It’s giving me anxiety.’

“Then my agent text me saying, ‘EastEnders have called.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah,’ because obviously it was a lifetime later.

“And now I’m back again.”

The soap actress admitted she was distraught when her first EastEnders stint came to an end.

She told fans: “When I left EastEnders I was nearly 17 and nearly all of my friends that I went to drama school with were still at college. I was out in the big wide world on my own. It was really scary.

“When I knew I was leaving the show I was sat with my two friends, they came to mine because I was distraught. You know what it’s like when you’re 15, ‘Ooh my life has ended.'”

She revealed she found it tough to find a job after Strictly and The Bill because of EastEnders

“All of a sudden it was really difficult to be seen by casting directors. I was told at the time, ‘It’s because you did a soap.’

“I thought, ‘It’s a really popular TV show, what’s the problem with that?’

“So for me it was quite a few years later that I thought, ‘This is not as easy as I thought it would be.’

“I’ve gone without work for a year and got what they call a ‘normal job’.

“When I’m not working I always find a part-time job or something else because I can’t just sit still.” 

During her second calling back to the soap, she said it feels like a different job second time around.

“I’ve gone back to EastEnders and it still doesn’t feel the same because it’s not the first time.

“It’s only since I’ve gone back to EastEnders I’ve felt, ‘Oh yeah, this feels like home.’

“I’d love to go and do a Netflix show, who wouldn’t? But in this game you’re just lucky to have a job.

“When I went into EastEnders it was 16 to 18 million viewers. It was huge.

“If you were in a soap everybody knew you. You were on the front of magazines, you were everywhere.

“So this time around, I still love it as much but, naturally, because of the way TV has gone, we’re on five to six million viewers. So, it is a different show.

“It feels like a total different job in that respect.

“Although I feel like I’ve come back as a new character, there are always constant reminders that I’ve been there before, and that you’re part of the furniture already.

“Before I went back I had a phone call with the exec producer at the time. He said, ‘I want her to come back and be sassy, confident and independent.’

“I probably prefer Ruby now than I did back then.”


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