‘EastEnders’ actress Lisa Hammond has opened up about the unwelcome comments she’s received, from passers-by who are confused by her need for a wheelchair.
The actress suffers from a restricted growth condition and, while she often uses a wheelchair, she is not paralysed.
Now, speaking to the Daily Star, she’s revealed that people on the street have previously commented on her disability, telling the paper: “The main image of wheelchair users is that of paralysis. So when I get out of my chair to do a scene on my feet, people don't like it.
"If I'm feeling good and want to walk in that scene, I will. But if I can't or pain levels are bad then I'll use my chair.
"I've been shouted at. I've had people say, 'Oi, why are you in a chair when you were walking on ‘EastEnders’ last night?'
"People always think I'm this feisty girl and I can hold my own but in those moments you just don't think of anything to say. It's shock and disbelief. I have to laugh it off."
Lisa has starred as Donna since mid-2014, and she’s currently at the centre of a romantic storyline.
Elsewhere in the Square, there’s been plenty of drama and the Walford residents are still reeling from the news that Kathy Beale is actually alive.