EastEnders star Kierston Wareing has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage while on the set of the BBC soap. The 37-year-old actress, who is leaving the program after a year, was four months pregnant when she tragically lost her baby.
“It’s been hard, especially at four months when you’ve got the baby scan picture and everything’s fine. EastEnders were very supportive during that time,” she told OK! Magazine.
“They were worried when they told me they wanted me to do a fake pregnancy and I said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s totally different’,” she added.
Asked if she went through a grieving process on set after the miscarriage, Kierston said: “I tried to separate work from my personal life.”
Kierston added that she had thought the pregnancy may have affected her job on EastEnders initially, as she was expecting when she first signed up to play Kirsty Branning in the show.
“It was supposed to be a year, but I was pregnant when I started on EastEnders — I thought I was going to lose the job. They said no I wasn’t, and I was going to do six
months, then I had a miscarriage on set,” she said.
The actress, who first appeared on screens as Kirsty last Christmas went on to admit that she has struggled with the fame that being on the show has brought her.
Kierston, who is leaving EastEnders after a new producer came on board and decided to shake up the cast, already has her next project lined up. She will be starring in the epic new drama The Bible – which is rather a departure from her role on EastEnders. She recently opened up about the part to OK! magazine.
“I play Delilah and I have feelings for Samson but I’m told by the Philistines to betray him,” she said.