‘EastEnders’ stars Kellie Bright and Matt Di Angelo, who play Linda Carter and Dean Wicks, are set to star in a rape storyline, which will unfold in the coming weeks.
The show’s bosses are hoping the storyline raises awareness of rape in the family unit.
The ‘EastEnders’ cast have been working with Rape Crisis South London to make sure the storyline is depicted correctly and sensitively, reports The Sun.
Speaking to the paper, Kellie explains that she has been carrying out plenty of research in order to accurately tackle the plot.
“The statistics that I have learnt from researching this subject matter are so shocking that I hope by ‘EastEnders’ tackling this storyline, it will help make small progressive steps towards changing people’s perceptions of what rape is.”
Matt Di Angelo has also opened up about the upcoming plot, stating: “This is an extremely challenging storyline but an incredibly important story to tell.
Since his arrival in the Square, Dean has become infatuated with Linda, who is his aunt by marriage.
He had a brief affair with Lauren Branning before returning his attentions to Linda.
The storyline will take centre stage in the soap in the coming weeks.