Hollyoaks actress Anna Passey has said she hopes to see her character Sienna Blake develop more after her arrest.

Sienna was arrested and sectioned recently following her unstable behaviour, which included beating up Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox), lying to Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson) about being pregnant, and kidnapping Tom Cunningham (Ellis Hollins).

Anna explained: “She’s been driven by other things, including her unhappy childhood and trying to fill quite a big void in her life. To see Sienna get some help and get to the bottom of the way she’s behaved should be really satisfying for the viewers, and definitely for me playing it.

“I always hoped that Sienna wouldn’t just be arrested and that would be that, as people need to see more than that. There is much more story to come where we’ll start to see what she’s really like.”

Anna also hinted she may help to get revenge on her screen dad Patrick (Jeremy Sheffield), who has been abusing partner Maxine (Nikki Sanderson): “I’ve been watching Patrick and Maxine’s story as a viewer and it’s been great and really unnerving to watch. If they can get Sienna involved in that further down the line then I’d absolutely adore that.

“Because Sienna has been with Patrick her whole life and knows him better than anybody, she’d possibly be the person best equipped to help Maxine. But I’m not really sure what the plans are for that yet.”

Hollyoaks viewers could also see Sienna meet her daughter in the coming year, who she has only just discovered is still alive.

Anna said: “It was a bit of a surprise, to be honest! I didn’t know the full plan myself so when I heard that, I was absolutely over the moon.

“I thought it was brilliant and something that I didn’t necessarily expect. I’m really glad that it’s the case, because it leaves it wide open for a whole other part of the story in the future, which is very exciting for me.”