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Hollyoaks: Jennifer Metcalfe sobbed after stillbirth scenes

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Hollyoaks: Jennifer Metcalfe sobbed after stillbirth scenes

'Hollyoaks' actress Jennifer Metcalfe was "sobbing" after filming her character's stillbirth.

The 32-year-old actress' character Mercedes McQueen is set to tragically give birth to a stillborn baby on the Channel 4 soap and she's confessed she found shooting the scenes "challenging".

Jennifer said: "It was really hard to do and challenging as an actress. Filming it, I got a lump in my throat and that was it. By the end of it all, I was just sat there sobbing."

The brunette beauty admitted she avoided over-rehearsing the scenes and has praised the soap's writers.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: "When it came to playing it on set I did minimal rehearsals because I didn't want to wear out the true meaning of the words.

"The scripts were written so brilliantly that I didn't have to dig that deep to find that level of emotion. The words were all there on the page. I broke down every time."

Jennifer is currently celebrating 10 years on 'Hollyoaks' and is looking forward to yet more dramatic storylines in the future.

She added: "I just feel so privileged I've had that job all through my 20s. I feel I've learned so much and worked with some amazing people, so roll on the next 10.

"The producers do two or three quite big storylines with me a year and I'm lucky to have that."