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Marcel struggled with 'Holby' crying

Generic image of Rosie Marcell as Jac Naylor


Rosie Marcel has admitted that she struggled to shed tears for her emotional new Holby City storyline.

Fans have recently seen the actress's character Jac Naylor come face-to-face with her mother Paula, who abandoned her at the age of 12.

Speaking on This Morning today, the star confessed to experiencing difficulty with one highly-charged scene showing Jac break down in tears while confronting Paula about how being deserted affected her.

Marcel explained: "I used to find [crying scenes] quite easy but I actually found that particular scene really, really difficult. We'd spent the whole week doing really emotional stuff and then I completely blanked on the day.

"The poor director - the lovely Rob Evans - left me to myself for about ten minutes and I just couldn't do it. I couldn't get the tears to come at all.

"Eventually I started to listen to a bit of Kate Bush and I started to think about my dog dying and my husband and things like that. Eventually I managed to get it going. There's one particular [Kate Bush] song - it was my granddad's song and he died so I was thinking about that. But it took about four or five takes."

The 32-year-old confirmed that she is "really proud" of the plotline and was grateful for the opportunity to show a different side of her character. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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