Before landing her current position, Emmerdale’s Laura Norton had two roles on the ITV soap opera denied.
Kerry Wyatt, played by actress Laura, has admitted that she auditioned for two different roles before landing the part of the “good-time girl with a rough upbringing” after filmmakers noticed something in her.
Kerry is dating Al Chapman in the ITV soap, who is now seeing Chas Dingle, but she had to wait more than a year to get the part because she had previously tried out to portray Ali Spencer or Ruby Haswell.
She explained to Inside Soap that she and her family had always watched Emmerdale and that she had previously tried out for the show. However, it didn’t pan out, so she assumed the ship had sailed.
I wasn’t quite right for either, the casting director stated, but a year later I was called in for Kerry. Out of roughly 40, I was the first person they saw. It had to happen.
Kelli Hollis and Alicya Eyo ultimately took on the roles of Ali and Ruby, and Laura joined as Kerry a year later.
I cherish her. As she hinted at upcoming drama on The Dales, Laura described her character as “a tart with a heart, a bit of a train disaster, a good-time girl who had a rough background, so there’s a lot of baggage and vulnerability.”
As he and Chas start a passionate relationship, Kerry and Al are featured prominently in the soap opera.
The actress who plays Chas, Lucy Pargeter, commented on the scenes, saying, “I can’t excuse that in any way, having sex with someone else. I can only explain it by claiming that Chas is visiting Al rather than going to the gym.
She is getting that moment of freedom from duty to pull her out of the mental torment she is in. It’s like the emotional release you get from working out or going for a run.
No emotions, no love, no personal affection exist. There is a brief endorphin release. He is currently being utilized by her. He already has Kerry, so he has no incentive to use her. He is not acting with any ulterior intent.