The Casualty star is taking a break from the show
Casualty star Amanda Mealing has promised fans a “dramatic” and “heartbreaking” exit for her character Connie Beauchamp.
The actress – who is taking a temporary break from the medical drama – isn’t going to slink off quietly though, as she admitted that Connie will hit rock bottom before she exits.
“We’ve got some really, really juicy stuff coming up,’ Amanda teased. “With what Connie does in these next few episodes, she creates her own downfall because of it. What we’re seeing now is the beginning of the end for Connie, really.
“It’s very dramatic. In the next coming weeks, we will bear witness to her absolute breakdown. She really does fall apart. When she leaves, hopefully people will find it heartbreaking. It was tough to film and it was very sad.
“But then I think we need to do this and then bring Connie back fresh and start all over again,” she added to Digital Spy. “We wanted to reset her – and we will do that. Her exit is certainly dramatic.”
Meanwhile, Lucy Raffety, Casualty’s Series Producer since 2017, recently told us about Connie’s explosive exit. “Connie is our main story for the rest of this series,” Lucy said.
“Amanda gives an extraordinary portrayal of a woman desperately trying to cling onto who she is. Connie’s anxiety becomes too much to bear.
“She turns to desperate measures that impede her ability to do her job. This is uncharted territory for Connie. Through everything we’ve chucked at her, she’s always been able to rely on her brilliance as a doctor. She’s fighting for survival.”
Casualty continues on BBC1 next Saturday