Your country needs you! Lacey Turner film scenes for BBC drama Our Girl outside an Army recruitment office
By HANNA FLINT
The actress - who starred in EastEnders as Stacey Slater for six years - now plays 18-year old Molly Dawes, a girl facing a bland future who decides to enlist in the Army to turn her life around for the better.
On Tuesday, a bleached blonde Lacey worked on the scene that sees Molly sign up for military duty at her local MOD recruitment office.
New recruit: Lacey Turner films scenes for new BBC drama Our Girl
Lacey's character seems to share a similar childhood turmoil as her EastEnders alter-ego, but in the 90-minute drama Molly will soon face the harsh reality of the Afghanistan conflict on as a medic.
But like Stacey, the 18-year old depicted is a powerful girl, and that's exactly why Lacey went for the part.
'Molly is such an interesting character who shows such strength and determination. She’s a girl who you cannot help but love.' the actress said last year, 'I am so excited to be a part of Our Girl. It is a beautifully written drama of one girl's journey through life.'
New: One Girl is set to broadcast on BBC1 later this month
We want you! Lacey plays Molly Dawes, a troubled girl looked to turn her life around
To prepare for the role, Lacey took part in military training, and marched alongside 200 real army cadets as they completed their final parade ground rehearsal before graduating to become fully-fledged soldiers.
She said: “That was so scary. I felt if I put a foot wrong, it was their real rehearsal.
'As I walked on to the passing-out parade I was crying with fear because I felt like it was going to go like dominoes and it would all be my fault.
Training: The actress had to march with real soldiers during her preparation for the role
Action: Her character soon gets deployed to Afghanistan as a medic
'But luckily I had a girl in front and behind and they were mouthing hints out of the corner of their mouth.'
Writer and creator Tony Grounds said of his 90-minute drama:
'This is a film about a female combatant but she is also a daughter and a sister.
'I wanted to write a film about hope and the potential in all young people. But it’s not a recruiting video,' Tony reassured.
'Every soldier is a citizen first and we explore their choices that lead them to an Army Training Camp and how the ensuing months will change their lives for ever.'
Our Girl is set to air later this month on BBC1.
Troubled: Lacey played Stacey Turner on EastEnders for six years
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