Eastenders spoilers reveal Jean Slater’s cancer storyline is not only affecting fans, but the actress as well. Gillian Wright says that the character’s diagnosis has made her be more mindful. As a result, she is living her own life in the moment. Keep reading to get all the details and to find out what else she had to say.
EastEnders Spoilers – Jean Slater’s Diagnosis
Eastenders fans know that this year, Jean Slater was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer. The character went through radiation and chemotherapy as part of her treatment. It was difficult for Jean to cope with, and for fans too. However, nobody expected that the actress herself would be so heavily impacted by the emotional storyline.
EastEnders Spoilers – Gillian Wright on Cancer Storyline
According to What’s On TV, Wright explained that she was affected by the ovarian cancer storyline. So much that it has literally changed her life. She is working on being more present and mindful. She added,
“I always thought I was very good at living in the moment but I can’t tell you the number of times when I’ve thought ‘Where’s your head at, girl?’ as I’m walking the dog and thinking about an argument I should’ve had! So I’m learning to be better at living in the moment, and teaching myself to not get so stressed about stuff, like DIY situations; to try and just work things through so that you achieve the end result you want.”
Eastenders Spoilers: How the Character Has Changed
As for the character of Jean on Eastenders, spoilers reveal that she has changed and evolved throughout the past year. Gillian said that Jean has grown enormously, has taught herself bravery, especially right now. She had to endure battles without her children around. Plus, fans already know about Jean’s other struggles in addition to cancer.
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EastEnders Spoilers – Ovarian Cancer in the Soaps
Eastenders is not the only British soap to have a storyline revolving around ovarian cancer. Recently, Sinead Osbourne (Katie McGlynn) of Coronation Street lost her battle with the disease. Fans say that the storylines have encouraged them to get themselves tested, which could lead to better success rates.
What do you think of what Gillian Wright had to say about the ovarian cancer storyline? Are you surprised that Jean Slater’s story affected the actress in her personal life?
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