Hollyoaks’ newest arrival Kiza Deen has promised her character Lisa Loveday will enter the village ‘with all guns blazing’.
The Loveday family – Simone (Jacqueline Boatswain), husband Louis (Karl Collins) and their son Jack (Duayne Boachie) joined the Channel 4 soap in March and it gradually emerged they had lost a daughter 14 years ago.
Kiza is about to turn up as their long-lost child Lisa, who went missing when she was young and is now a teenager, and she certainly takes the family by surprise.
The Lovedays have been living without Lisa for 14 years (Lime Pictures)
The actress told Digital Spy: “Lisa breaks into the Lovedays’ home and that’s when you first see her. The scenes were really fun to film. We rehearsed it first and part of the scene is Lisa jumping over a couch because the Lovedays have caught her in their house.
“I remember walking through the scene in the rehearsal and I was a bit of an eager beaver, so I really went for it with the physical stuff. The director said, ‘Kiza, you do know that was a walk-through?!’ I said, ‘This is my first time on TV, I’m just overexcited!’ I realised I had to save it for the take, but Lisa is definitely coming in with full guns blazing.”
Kiza also revealed the story behind Lisa’s disappearance.
Lisa Loveday’s arrival in Hollyoaks will have a big impact on her family (Lime Pictures)
She explained: “Simone used to work as a lawyer and was very committed with her job. When Lisa was little, Simone had to take a quick conference call for 10 minutes and was late picking her up from primary school.
“During that time, another lady who was so, so lovely approached Lisa and told her that she had come to collect her. She gave her some sweets and was really approachable – nothing seemed scary or dodgy about her at all.
“Lisa went off with this lady thinking that she would see her parents later on, but she later told Lisa that her family had been in a terrible car accident and had died. That’s what she was told and believed growing up. She didn’t know any different until she was older and saw news reports about what had happened.”