Wallace: EastEnders baby plot was not hard

Updated: 16 April 2011 15:58

Jessie Wallace has spoken about filming the intense, controversial 'EastEnders' baby swap storyline.

Jessie Wallace has spoken about filming the intense, controversial 'EastEnders' baby swap storyline.

Reflecting on the plot, which concluded emphatically last night, the actress revealed that she can now "detach" herself from emotional elements of the story.

In an interview with Buzz, the actress who plays Kat Moon in the soap, said: "None of it's been really tough for me, to tell you the truth. I go in, do my scenes and then I go home.

"As an actress you want to get roles you can get your teeth into. I leave it at the gates when I leave work.

"Years ago, with the storyline when Kat told Zoe Slater she was her real mother, I found it tougher because I was new to the game.

"But I've been doing it a lot longer now, and can detach myself from it. You have to."

On a lighter note, she added: "There are two babies playing Tommy, called Ralph and Shane, and they're dressed in outfits like zebra-skin babygros and little denim jackets - that's the Alfie (Shane Richie) influence.

"They keep going for Kat's big earrings and they're always grabbing at the chicken fillets I have to wear!"