The iconic character was killed off in May 2016 and ahead of a BBC biopic about her life, the actress has admitted she suffered an “emotional fallout” after filming her last scenes.
She told The Sun that while she initially felt “great” after her final stint as part of the cast, “then came the emotional fallout, where I kept thinking about her death, crying a lot and rushing to the loo to be sick”.
Explaining that she sought advice from medical professionals, Barbara added: “They said it was just nervous exhaustion.
Thankfully, after some well-earned rest, Barbara’s good health returned.
The upcoming biopic, ‘Babs’, will see Jaime Winstone and Samantha Spiro playing the actress, and the woman herself also makes a cameo appearance.
Earlier this week, Jaime revealed to Radio Times: “There’s one moment where I’m sitting in the café with her and [first husband] Ronnie Knight and I look across to my older self — real Barbara! — that was very emotional.
“You don’t often get moments when you’re playing a real person and act in a scene with her.”
‘Babs’ airs on BBC One on Sunday 7 May at 8pm.