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Lacey Turner's Horror Role Turned Her Into A Nervous Wreck

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LACEY TURNER
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Lacey Turner is a nervous wreck who is now scared of the dark following a role in a new supernatural drama.

The former EastEnders actress is far removed from her famed role as feisty and tough character Stacey Slater - and filming for new chiller Bedlam has left her scarred for life.

She told The Mirror: "I got really scared during filming. We were filming one night in a derelict monastery when there was a power cut. I was getting changed when all the lights went off. I flew out of the room like a whippet. I rugby tackled somebody in the corridor and grabbed their torch and didn't stop running like a lunatic until I was well outside.

The whole episode just made me so nervous."

She adds: "Working on the show has made me even more scared than I was before. If I'm ever walking down an alleyway on my own I'm so nervous now. I'm always expecting something to jump out at me. For a role you have to put yourself as deep into the character as you can get because otherwise you can't expect the audience to believe it."

But Turner is tougher than she makes out, also admitting that she has had a supernatural experience of her own.

She believes she has been visited by her beloved grandmother, who died when she was four.

Turner explains: "I've been to see mediums and they've said, 'Your nan's here', and sometimes I do think I've been with her. I was at an awards do once. I felt a hand on my shoulder and there was no one there. I don't know if you make yourself believe it, but I do think she was there. In Bedlam, my character Ellie can see dead people. I've never seen a dead person - as much as I would love to. I'd love to see Nan but, at the same time, I don't ever want to because I'm so scared, if that makes sense?"

And if she does get a bit scared, she can always seek comfort in her mother as the 24-year-old beauty still lives at home: "I love living at home. Why would I want to move out when my ironing's folded on my bed, my washing's done, the cooking is done? I love living with my mum. She's brilliant. It's like having a friend in the house with you all the time. I did live on my own a few years ago but I got bored.

"I just did it because I thought I was supposed to. So I moved out, bought a dog, then moved back and my mum had to have me plus the dog. But it was brilliant to be back. It's great to be able to spend time with my family at home when I'm not working."