Barber-Lane, who plays Myra McQueen in the Channel 4 soap, explained that she would like to see her character's past explored in more depth, especially her relationships with her children's fathers.
Speaking exclusively to DS, she said: "I'd love for one of the kids' dads to come back, I really would. We've seen one of them already - Michaela's and John Paul's, if I remember correctly.
"He robbed from the McQueens one Christmas. So we have seen him, but there was no interaction with Myra. I'd love for Jacqui's and Mercedes's dad to make an appearance, though, too!"
Her sights are set high, meanwhile, on who she would like to play her on-screen love. Of a potential casting, she mused: "Oh, [I'd love] Johnny Depp! And I am being realistic! Johnny Depp would be a great villain for Myra. He's old enough, not young enough for the girls to take him away from her!
"Either Johnny Depp or Michael C. Hall. I just love Dexter. That'd be amazing."
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