Nina was best known to soap fans as Zainab Masood, a role she played in the soap for six years until she stepped down back in 2013.
Since then, she’s starred in the BBC reboot ‘Still Open All Hours’ and landed film roles in ‘A Streetcar Named Bob’ and ‘Finding Fatimah’, but revealed in an interview on ‘This Morning’ that she could have made a return to Walford.
However, she refused the offer, as she’s currently waiting to find out whether she’s bagged a big role in the US.
She said on Wednesday (12 April): “They did [ask me back] last year actually, they did! But I was doing a pilot out in the States and I said I couldn’t do it, I’m still waiting to hear on that.”
The pilot in question is for a new show by comedians Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, who are best known for ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ respectively.
Nina plays a “piece of work” nail technician, adding: “I love her! I will know [whether the show is going ahead] in about seven weeks”.
If Nina does land the TV role, she won’t be the first former ‘EastEnders’ star to make it big overseas.