EastEnders actress Lorna Fitzgerald has revealed that she would like her character Abi Branning to get married to Jay Mitchell.
The 16-year-old also admitted she would like Lola Pearce, played by Danielle Harold, to stir up more trouble for their relationship.
“I’d like them to run away and get married so I can wear a pretty dress. That’d be nice,” she told EastEnders‘ official website. “I think they do stay together, but it would be nice again if Lola came into it, like how it was in the beginning – ‘Who will he choose?’ Hopefully me! But I think they’re going to stay together for the long-term. I’ve got a lot of scenes with him coming up in February time, Valentine’s Day,” she teased.
Lorna also revealed she would like to inject some glamour into the teenager, who she’s played since 2006. “My least favourite thing about playing Abi is she’s not really cool. I’d like to play someone really cool, who walks around in heels all the time, has her hair always done, but she doesn’t get to do that, she just has to be normal,” she said.
The actress admitted she would like her alter-ego to be more rebellious, but not to the point of her elder sister Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa). “I’d like her to dye her hair or do something crazy, but I can’t imagine Abi drinking. She’s a bit too normal, she’s very under-age… so whipping out the vodka might be a bit awkward,” she continued.
“I don’t really see her doing it, but it might be cool. She has grown up a lot from what she used to do, but I’d like her to be a little bit naughtier – not always good.”