Asked By: Ryan Wood Date: created: Aug 12 2023

Who is the new actor in EastEnders 2023

Answered By: Devin Green Date: created: Aug 13 2023

Priya Nandra-Hart (Sophie Khan Levy) – Sophie Khan Levy as Priya Nandra-Hart in EastEnders. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron When is Priya Nandra-Hart arriving? October 2023. The Sixth Commandment star Sophie Khan Levy is joining the cast of EastEnders as Ravi Gulati’s long-lost love Priya – the mother of his son Nugget.

  1. However, when Priya returns to Ravi’s life, she has a shock in store for him – they have a daughter, Avani.
  2. Speaking about their arrival, executive producer Chris Clenshaw said: “We’re excited to introduce Priya and Avani, two women guaranteed to cause big drama in Albert Square.
  3. Little is known about Ravi and Priya’s doomed romance, but she’s a big missing piece in his past.

“The revelation that he’s got another child will floor Ravi, and he is set to face a big challenge in his life when he is forced to cope with such a big shock to the system. We’re delighted to welcome Sophie and Aaliyah to the EastEnders family.” Sophie Khan Levy said: “I’m super excited to be joining the show, and I can’t wait to see what trouble Priya gets herself into! I watched EastEnders when I was growing up, so to see so many familiar faces and to walk onto the set is a dream come true.”

Who is Ricky in EastEnders?

Ricky Butcher
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Sid Owen
Duration 1988–2000, 2002–2004, 2008–2012, 2022–2023
First appearance Episode 341 12 May 1988
Last appearance Episode 6636 26 January 2023
Classification Former; regular
Introduced by
  • Tony Holland (1988)
  • John Yorke (2002)
  • Diederick Santer (2008)
  • Bryan Kirkwood (2012)
  • Chris Clenshaw (2022)
Spin-off appearances
  • Pudding Lane (1999)
  • Ricky & Bianca (2002)
  • Last Tango in Walford (2010)
  • EastEnders E20 (2010–2011)
In-universe information

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Ricky Butcher is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Sid Owen, Introduced as a school boy in 1988, Ricky is one of the longest-running male protagonists to feature in EastEnders, Owen originally left the role in 2000 to pursue a music career.

  • However, he reprised the role in 2002 before being axed by producer Louise Berridge in 2004.
  • In 2008, producer Diederick Santer introduced the character for a third time, along with his wife Bianca Jackson ( Patsy Palmer ).
  • Ricky is portrayed as unintelligent, simplistic, easily led and bossed around by dominant personalities.

On 26 February 2011, it was announced that Owen would take a temporary break from the show. The character exited on 19 July 2011, returning five months later on 13 December 2011. Ricky left EastEnders on 17 January 2012. Ricky returned to EastEnders on 20 June 2012 for the wedding of his sister, Janine Butcher ( Charlie Brooks ), before departing for the final time on 29 June 2012.

Asked By: Simon Torres Date: created: Aug 01 2023

Who is Rose Knight in EastEnders

Answered By: Philip Jenkins Date: created: Aug 02 2023

EastEnders spoilers follow. EastEnders is set to revisit the Rose Knight storyline as Anna Knight seeks out answers. Viewers of the soap will now be aware that Anna’s mum ‘Rose’ is actually Cindy Beale (who recently returned to the soap), though the Knight family are currently unaware of the truth. BBC BBC Related: EastEnders reveals Nish Panesar’s comeuppance in Rocky story Anna actress Molly Rainford recently opened up about discovering the truth about Rose herself, admitting she was initially kept in the dark, “I literally found out the same week that the viewers did!” she told Inside Soap,

“We had our inklings, and we were all trying to guess, because they did say that there was someone coming back to be our mum. “We only met Michelle a couple of days before her episode aired. It felt like the Knight puzzle had been put together, and Michelle was just really cool – she’s so iconic in EastEnders,

It just felt as if this was going to be something really special.” BBC Related: EastEnders ‘ Sharon Watts betrays Keanu Taylor in shock scene EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw previously told Digital Spy that Michelle’s return has been a year in the making. “We started talking about it well over a year ago,” he said. “Once we started to look at the story, we had to make sure it was credible.

Will Ravi be caught in EastEnders?

EastEnders spoilers follow. Ravi Gulati has been caught out for murdering Ranveer in EastEnders, Earlier this week, Denise discovered the damning CCTV footage that proved Ravi was the one who killed Ranveer Gulati more than a year ago. Ravi had manipulated events to make Suki believe she was the killer. BBC Related: 12 huge EastEnders spoilers for next week Ravi snapped the laptop in half over his leg and then shoved Denise up against the wall, but she managed to slip away and warned he’d never get away with what he’s done. She fled into Jack Branning’s arms, crying out that Ravi had “killed someone”.

She rushed into Ravi’s house since Chelsea has been living there of late, to warn her daughter. Suki Panesar was also in the house and got a shock of her own as Denise revealed that Ravi was behind Ranveer’s murder all along. A panicked Denise relayed what she’d seen on the footage, that Suki had knocked Ranveer out as she was being attacked.

“I thought he was dead, but then Ravi came in and smashed it up,” Denise frantically relayed. Ravi walked in, pretending as if his entire confrontation with Denise never happened. Denise wasn’t going to let him get away with his lies, as she stunned Suki by recalling how Ravi had choked Ranveer to death. BBC Related: EastEnders writer responds to last-minute rewrite claims over Rocky Cotton exit Denise then pointed to Ravi: “You killed him!” A confused Chelsea walked out of the house, demanding to be left alone to think. Jack warned Ravi to “back off” and walked out with Denise, leaving Suki alone with Ravi.

  1. Since Ravi had led Suki to believe she’d killed Ranveer, he had a lot of explaining to do.
  2. He tried to manipulate Suki by saying Denise was twisting events to break up his relationship with Chelsea.
  3. Denise saw you kill him, but it’s me she wants to get rid of,” Ravi insisted.
  4. Ravi swore to Suki that the footage had been destroyed and nobody else would ever see it.

Back at Jack’s house, Chelsea had shown up with questions for her mother. Both we perplexed by Suki’s son Kheerat taking the blame for Ranverr’s death and going to prison, but Denise knew what she saw and it meant Ravi is a killer. Denise comforted her daughter as Chelsea broke down over falling for another dangerous man, following her marriage to killer and abuser Gray Atkins a few years ago. BBC Elsewhere, Suki was consumed with suspicion over Ranveer’s death and broached the possibility with husband Nish that she may not have killed him. “If I didn’t kill him, then Kheerat’s lost everything for nothing,” Suki pointed out. Nish tried talking Suki out of telling Kheerat the truth, as he reasoned it was better for Kheerat to believe he’d sacrificed himself for his mother rather than for nothing. BBC At No.27, Suki paid Denise a secret visit to assure her she believed the allegations but needed to know “exactly” what Denise had seen on the CCTV footage. The two women are set to team up next week as they try to prove, once and for all, that Ravi was the one who murdered Ranveer. Night News Editor Justin has been with Digital Spy since 2010, and in that time, has covered countless major news events for DS from the US. He has worked previously as both a reporter and sub editor for the brand, prior to taking on the position of Night News Editor in 2016.

  1. Over more than a decade, he has interviewed a wide-ranging group of public figures, from comedian Steve Coogan to icons from the Star Trek universe, cast members from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and reality stars from numerous Real Housewives cities and the Below Deck franchise.
  2. As a US contributor to Digital Spy, Justin has also been on the ground to cover major pop culture events like the Star Wars Celebration and the D23 Expo.

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Asked By: Ashton Mitchell Date: created: Oct 26 2023

Is Phil leaving EastEnders

Answered By: Herbert Nelson Date: created: Oct 26 2023

EastEnders’ Phil Mitchell exits soap as actor Steve McFadden bows out after landing new role – Published: 14:45 BST, 29 May 2023 | Updated: 14:55 BST, 29 May 2023 He has been a staple of EastEnders since his first appearance way back in 1990. However actor Steve McFadden, who plays hard man Phil Mitchell, is bowing out after landing a new role.

The soap icon, 64, will be treading the boards this festive season and will appear in pantomime at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre. No stranger to the stage, Steve will be starring in Jack and The Beanstalk throughout December, meaning his character will be taking time away from Albert Square. It is not yet clear how Phil’s absence will be explained of if the exit will be a permanent one.

Exit: Eastenders’ Phil Mitchell will be exiting the soap as actor Steve McFadden, 64, bows out after landing new role Change of scene! The soap icon will be treading the boards this festive season and will appear in pantomime at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre However Lucy Benjamin is set to return to EastEnders as Lisa Fowler more than 20 years after her character shot his character.

The actress, 52, will make a Walford comeback with her granddaughter Peggy in tow. Lisa’s return is set to cause trouble for Peggy’s father Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) when he is shocked by their presence. Soap star Lisa was last on the BBC soap for a short time four years ago when she fell pregnant by Keanu, with Lisa’s ex Phil discovering Keanu was also having an affair with his wife Sharon (Letitia Dean) at the time.

Lucy told the Mirror : ‘I can’t wait to return as Lisa after leaving for Portugal with Louise and Peggy in 2019. ‘No doubt, in true Lisa fashion, she will bring plenty of drama for many of the characters, which is why playing her is such a delight.’ In 2019, during Lisa’s brief return, her character Lisa helped her daughter flee Albert Square for Portugal after she became convinced she was responsible for Keanu’s murder.

  1. However, while Keanu did not die, it was actually Phil to tried to see him off after Keanu got both his wife and daughter pregnant.
  2. Actor: No stranger to the stage, Steve will be starring in Jack and The Beanstalk throughout December, meaning his character will be taking time away from Albert Square (pictured in 2003) Woes: Lucy Benjamin is set to return to EastEnders as Lisa Fowler (played by Lucy Benjamin) more than 20 years after her character shot his character Lisa and Louise have since been living with Phil’s granddaughter Peggy in the Portuguese sun and Louise has remained unaware Keanu is actually alive.

It comes after it emerged Michelle Collins is returning to EastEnders 25 years after her character was killed off. The 60-year-old actress starred as Cindy Beale on the BBC soap opera from 1988 until 1998 and is reportedly due to make a return to screens along with her on-screen husband Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), who is also heading back to the soap after a two-year break.

  1. Cindy’s return will come as a surprise for most as the character was said to have died in childbirth off-screen whilst serving time in prison for attempted murder.
  2. Back with a bang: Michelle Collins, 60, is returning to EastEnders 25 years after her character was killed off (Michelle pictured in 1989 as her character Cindy Beale alongside Adam Woodyatt, who played Ian Beale) Comeback: The actress starred as Cindy Beale on the BBC soap opera from 1988 until 1998 and is reportedly due to make a return to screens (pictured this month) A source told The Sun: ‘This has been done so secretively but it’s going to be an absolute bombshell — an unbelievable twist.

‘Ian and Cindy are one of the most memorable couples in soap history. ‘But Cindy has been dead for 25 years — and nobody will see this coming. ‘The biggest surprise is that Michelle has so often said there’s no chance she’d come back.’ Since her time on Albert Square, Michelle has carved out a successful career on both stage and screen, having enjoyed a stint as Rovers Return landlady Stella Price in rival soap opera Coronation Street and has appeared in stage productions of musicals such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Who is the longest character in EastEnders?

Jane Slaughter (actor) – Wikipedia British actress Jane Slaughter Born1961 (age 61–62), United Kingdom EducationOccupationActressYears active1975–presentKnown forRole of in (1985–present)Children2 Jane Slaughter (born 1961) is an English actress. She is known for portraying the background role of in soap opera,

Asked By: Abraham Jones Date: created: Oct 27 2023

Who is the deaf guy in EastEnders

Answered By: David Powell Date: created: Oct 28 2023

1996–2012 – Ben is born to Phil Mitchell ( Steve McFadden ) and his then wife Kathy Beale ( Gillian Taylforth ) in March 1996. Ben becomes ill and is rushed to hospital, where he is diagnosed with meningitis and he is left partially deaf in one ear. As Kathy gives Ben all her affection, Phil turns to alcohol and has an affair with Lorna Cartwright ( Janet Dibley ), resulting in the breakdown of their marriage.

  • In 1998, Kathy moves to South Africa and takes Ben with her.
  • He accompanies her on two return visits in 1999 before returning with her to South Africa in early 2000.
  • In 2001, Kathy marries a man named Gavin Sullivan (then an unseen character; later played by Paul Nicholas ).
  • The same year, Ben briefly returns to stay with Phil who then takes him back to South Africa.

In 2006, the residents hear that Kathy and Gavin have been killed in a car accident, so Ben (now played by Charlie Jones) returns to England to live with his half-brother, Ian Beale ( Adam Woodyatt ). He eventually moves in with Phil, after Phil wins a long custody battle.

  • Ben dislikes Phil’s new girlfriend Stella Crawford ( Sophie Thompson ), who in turn feels that Ben is intruding on their relationship.
  • She abuses Ben physically and psychologically, from burning him with a hot spoon, also attempting to spoil his friendship with Abi Branning ( Lorna Fitzgerald ) when she discovers this, to threatening to kill Phil if Ben tells anyone about her actions.

Phil and Stella become engaged. On their wedding day in July 2007, Ben admits that Stella has been abusing him; she commits suicide by jumping from a roof. Phil, a recovering alcoholic, begins drinking again in the aftermath, but resumes a life of sobriety for Ben’s sake.

  • Unbeknown to Phil, Ben develops an interest in dancing.
  • He secretly takes classes, passing a dance exam, and is ultimately able to gain Phil’s approval.
  • In March 2010, Phil’s daughter Louise Mitchell (Brittany Papple) comes to stay with the Mitchell family.
  • She steals Ben’s diary and fakes an entry which suggests he is gay.

In retaliation, Ben burns Louise’s hand the same way Stella burnt his. He later locks Louise in a summerhouse for a day in May 2010, then pretends to find her to earn approval from his father. Louise blames Jordan Johnson ( Michael-Joel David Stuart ), an acquaintance of Ben’s, but when Phil sees burn marks on Louise’s arm, she reveals that Ben is to blame.

Phil worries Ben is copying Stella, and punches him when he catches Ben about to burn Louise again. Questioned as to why he hurt Louise, Ben claims that Jordan is bullying him. Phil advises Ben to fight back; soon after, Ben attacks Jordan with a spanner, leaving him with a fractured skull. Phil warns him against admitting to the attack, but Ben confesses and moves in with Ian.

After hearing from Crown Court Ben could spend time in juvenile detention, Phil plans to send him to live with his brother Grant Mitchell ( Ross Kemp ) abroad, but Ben refuses thanks to his grandmother, Peggy Mitchell ( Barbara Windsor ), making him change his mind, after Phil’s girlfriend Shirley Carter ( Linda Henry ) overhears Phil discussing the plans to Ben and receives a five-month sentence as a result.

  • In July 2010, Phil indeed blames Peggy for Ben’s sentencing.
  • Ben tells Peggy and Phil he is coping despite being bullied by Cal Childs (Danny Barnham), and when the Mitchell family discovers this Ben asks them not to visit him.
  • Ben, (now played by Joshua Pascoe) is released, and arrives home to discover Jay Brown ( Jamie Borthwick ), the foster child of Phil’s relative Billy ( Perry Fenwick ), has usurped his place in Phil’s affections.

Ben is jealous of Jay initially but does develop a ‘brotherly’ relationship with him. Ben vents his anger at those who cross him, punching Phil in the face and pushing Phil’s aunt Glenda Mitchell ( Glynis Barber ) down a flight of stairs for ruining his home coming party.

Ben attends a gym and shares his first kiss with boxer, Duncan Willis (Steven France). When they are seen kissing by shopkeeper Patrick Trueman ( Rudolph Walker ), Ben throws a brick through Patrick’s window and tries to intimidate him into not going public about his homosexuality. Phil observes and misinterprets their altercation, believing Patrick is assaulting Ben.

He launches a vendetta against Patrick. After Duncan confronts Ben about his victimisation of Patrick he tells him their kiss didn’t mean anything and cuts ties with him, Ben confesses to Phil. Disgusted his son is gay, Phil pushes Ben away, terrified his homosexuality will ruin his reputation.

Ben develops feelings for Christian Clarke ( John Partridge ), who is also gay but engaged to his boyfriend Syed Masood ( Marc Elliott ). Ben tries to split them up and attempts to kiss Christian. After being rejected, Ben claims Christian touched him inappropriately as revenge. Phil goes into a violent rampage, hitting Christian with a baseball bat, which prompts Ben to admit the truth.

In the wake of this, Phil tries to accept Ben’s homosexuality. Billy’s granddaughter, Lola Pearce ( Danielle Harold ), offers to have sex with Ben to test his sexuality. Ben loses his virginity to Lola in October 2011 and concludes that he is definitely gay.

Ben is later concerned to discover Lola is pregnant, however she denies he is the father. Ben continues to feel angst towards Phil for rejecting him. He anonymously stalks Phil, terrorising him with evidence about his past crimes, including a newspaper clip of the death of Steve Owen ( Martin Kemp ). DCI Jill Marsden ( Sophie Stanton ), who has been attempting to imprison Phil for over a decade, opens an investigation.

She interviews Ben regarding Stella’s death in 2007. Ben tells her that Phil forced Stella to jump off a building on threat of being pushed. Phil plans to flee the country before arrest, but is stalled by Ben, who reveals himself as his father’s stalker.

Phil is charged with Stella’s murder and when the Mitchell family discover Ben’s involvement in his father’s arrest, they disown him. Ben’s brother Ian eventually discovers Ben lied to DCI Marsden and informs the police. Phil is released; however, Ben mistakingly believes he has been betrayed by Heather Trott ( Cheryl Fergison ), who also knows he set Phil up.

He confronts Heather in fear and desperation, and hits her over the head with a metal picture frame, killing her. Phil returns from prison moments after Heather’s murder. Feeling responsible for his son’s behaviour, Phil covers up Ben’s involvement with Jay’s help, who was present when Heather was killed.

Shirley, Phil’s fiancée, discovers Heather’s body, and as she was her best friend, she vows to find the killer. Worried she will discover the truth, Ben convinces Phil to break-up with Shirley and she is thrown out of their home, while Jay is so traumatised by Heather’s murder that he moves out of the Mitchells’.

Ben and Phil wrestle with guilt and argue regularly, with Phil turning to alcohol. Needing to confide in someone, Ben admits his crime to Ian; the confession contributes to Ian’s mental breakdown, and amidst threats from Phil to stay silent, Ian absconds, leaving Phil and Ben searching for him to no avail.

  1. Ben fails to dispose of the photo frame and it is taken by Jean Slater ( Gillian Wright ), who is collecting for charity.
  2. It is put into the charity shop and later is discovered by Shirley, who realises it is the murder weapon.
  3. Tracing it back to the Mitchell house, she confronts Phil, believing him to be the killer, but Ben gives himself away during the argument.

Shirley is furious and nearly drowns Ben, but Phil intervenes and convinces Shirley to talk to Ben about why he killed Heather. However, they find Ben gone and he confesses to the police. DCI Marsden does not believe him at first, but he is later arrested for murder.

He is charged the next day, and Phil’s solicitor Ritchie Scott ( Sian Webber ) informs Phil that Ben could face up to 10 years in prison. Phil tries to persuade Ben to change his statement, however Ben insists that he needs to be punished. Ben refuses to have any contact with anyone until he is released.

In October 2012, Ben’s murder charge is dropped and Phil is told he will be tried for manslaughter, to which he will plead guilty. Ben then agrees to a visit from Phil, and Phil plans to tell Ben that he is the father of Lola’s daughter, Lexi Pearce, though he decides not to.

Who is leaving EastEnders 2023?

Whitney Dean (played by Shona McGarty) – Residents will be bidding farewell to iconic Whitney Dean. Shona McGarty has confirmed she’s leaving EastEnders after 15 years. “I have loved my years in the show. I have been trusted with some incredible storylines and have made amazing friendships – and family – which will endure,” she said as she announced her departure.

Who’s the new owner of the Vic in EastEnders?

The Queen Victoria Public House, simply known as the Queen Victoria, Queen Vic, The Vic or The Vicky by the locals, is the local pub in Albert Square which has been the centre of drama since the very first episode was broadcast It is the only pub for the next 5 miles.

  1. The Queen Vic is currently owned by Linda Carter and her mother, Elaine Peacock, after Linda’s ex-husband and co-landlord Mick Carter gets lost at sea.
  2. During the first few months of the show, the Queen Vic had a partition wall which separated it into two sections.
  3. The smaller section (the Public Bar) housed a dart board and fruit machines with very little seating.

It was popular with people who were calling in quickly. The larger section (the Saloon Bar) had more seating, including tables and was used when people wanted to stay longer. Den Watts, who was the landlord at the time, got permission from the brewery that owned The Queen Vic to remove the partition in October 1985, and hired Tony Carpenter to do the job.

How many boys did Victoria have?

Osborne Queen Victoria’s Children Prince Albert and Queen Victoria had nine children, five girls and four boys, with 17 years between the oldest and the youngest. Each had their own interests and distinct personalities. Vicky was Prince Albert’s favourite and a confident and talented child, who was fluent in French, German and English by the age of three. Bertie was less confident and intelligent than his siblings, who he was constantly compared with by the Queen. She and Prince Albert worried about his bad behaviour and poor school work. Prone to fits of temper he would often hit or bite his tutors or brothers and sisters. Alice was the most even-tempered of the children and got on well with all her siblings. She was like an aunt to her younger brothers and sisters and was the only person who could draw her moody older brother Bertie into the children’s games. A gentle, charming and intelligent girl, the Queen called her ‘good amiable Alice’. Affie was the most mischievous of the children, always getting into trouble for playing pranks or teasing his siblings. He was happiest when in his workshop at the Swiss Cottage making toys for the younger children, or taking apart and reassembling some mechanical device. From the age of 11 he began training for a career in the Navy. Helena, called Lenchen by the Queen, was a tomboy and the toughest of the girls. She wasn’t interested in cooking, and would much rather help Affie in his workshop or play soldiers with Arthur at the fort. She loved gardening at the Swiss Cottage and feeding and grooming the horses down at the stables. Louise was a pretty and affectionate girl, but also strong-willed and rather naughty. She was a very talented painter, and when she was older had a sculpture studio at Osborne. She also loved horses, and always tried to start the day with a morning ride. Arthur was the best behaved of the children and the Queen’s favourite. He had a very active imagination, liked reading and playing with his toy soldiers. From an early age he was destined for a career in the army, announcing on his first birthday ‘Arta is going to be a soldier’. Leopold was an adventurous little boy, and completely fearless, but was often unwell which worried the Queen. Whenever he fell over, as often happened, he had to stay in bed for several days. By 1860 his illness was getting worse so he travelled round in a ‘little carriage’ when outdoors.

  1. As the youngest of the children Beatrice was known by everyone as ‘Baby’.
  2. She was treated less strictly than her siblings, and was more spoiled, particularly by Prince Albert.
  3. After Albert’s death she was often left to play alone, but did enjoy playing with her nephews and nieces when they visited.
  4. See more at Osborne.

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Asked By: Carter Russell Date: created: May 06 2023

Who is coming into EastEnders 2023

Answered By: Sebastian Coleman Date: created: May 06 2023

Priya Nandra-Hart (Sophie Khan Levy) – Sophie Khan Levy as Priya Nandra-Hart in EastEnders. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron When is Priya Nandra-Hart arriving? October 2023. The Sixth Commandment star Sophie Khan Levy is joining the cast of EastEnders as Ravi Gulati’s long-lost love Priya – the mother of his son Nugget.

However, when Priya returns to Ravi’s life, she has a shock in store for him – they have a daughter, Avani. Speaking about their arrival, executive producer Chris Clenshaw said: “We’re excited to introduce Priya and Avani, two women guaranteed to cause big drama in Albert Square. Little is known about Ravi and Priya’s doomed romance, but she’s a big missing piece in his past.

“The revelation that he’s got another child will floor Ravi, and he is set to face a big challenge in his life when he is forced to cope with such a big shock to the system. We’re delighted to welcome Sophie and Aaliyah to the EastEnders family.” Sophie Khan Levy said: “I’m super excited to be joining the show, and I can’t wait to see what trouble Priya gets herself into! I watched EastEnders when I was growing up, so to see so many familiar faces and to walk onto the set is a dream come true.”