EastEnders’ Max Bowden says Lola’s death is ‘hardest thing he’s completed’ because of real-life tragedy


EASTENDERS’ followers have been on an emotional curler coaster watching poor Lola Pearce’s last days.

But it isn’t simply viewers who’re discovering it robust, as actor Max Bowden – who performs Ben Mitchell within the BBC cleaning soap – has additionally discovered it arduous going.

Young mum Lola – performed by Danielle Harold – has terminal mind most cancers.

She will sadly die in scenes set to be proven subsequent week, leaving her grieving family and friends behind.

But the tragic storyline has had an affect not solely on followers, however the solid.

Actor Max – who’s character Ben has a baby with Lola – has discovered it robust as he has skilled a very good buddy dying of a mind tumour.

Taking to Instagram, he shared a clip from final evening’s EastEnders’, which reveals Ben desperately looking for a remedy for poor Lola.

He then wrote an emotional message subsequent to it, which learn: “This storyline has been the toughest I’ve ever needed to cope with. 21 months in the past I misplaced my finest buddy on the earth to an undiagnosed mind tumour.

“Friday afternoon we have been on the cellphone for an hour discussing Ronaldo to united return, 24 hours later he went right into a coma and by no means wakened.

“Coming to phrases with this grief has been essentially the most turbulent, overwhelming, not possible thing I’ve ever needed to overcome, and telling this story with Lola has been a tricky outdated trip however an extremely rewarding one.

“When we lose someone, we never know how we’re going to feel, how we’re going to change. Ben is no exception.”

He ended the touching submit with: “Playing a personality doesn’t imply I agree along with his decisions, nevertheless we are able to all admire that grief does various things to totally different folks.

“I appreciate all of the lovely messages. Oh, and gentle reminder to be kind 👍 really proud of our EastEnders team for their constant good work and ambition to tell tough stories. X”

EastEnders’ viewers have been left in tears watching Lola Pearce getting increasingly sick.

The younger mum-of-one doesn’t have lengthy till she passes away from terminal most cancers.

The Sun confirmed earlier this week, that Lola will die in the course of the EastEnders episode subsequent Wednesday (May 31, 2023).

Her final scenes have been filmed in April 2023 and her funeral has additionally already been shot, so it will prone to comply with not lengthy after she passes away.

It was revealed in 2022 that Lola had an untreatable mind tumour.

Doctors have been hopeful they may minimize out the bulk of the tumour after which deal with her with chemo and radiotherapy to get the remainder of it.

But sadly, this wasn’t the case and she or he was informed she didn’t have lengthy to dwell

The beloved hairstylist has since been decided to make glad recollections together with her family members as her time rapidly runs out.

Actress Danielle Harold performs the younger mum and first joined the EastEnders solid as Lola in 2011, earlier than being written out of the present in 2015.

The character then made a dramatic return in 2019, and over time has been concerned in some massive storylines.

Dannielle beforehand informed the BBC: “Lola’s story has been a really arduous one to inform and one which sadly impacts so many individuals.

“Brain tumours kill extra youngsters and adults beneath the age of 40 than every other most cancers but traditionally only one% of analysis is allotted to this devastating illness.

“I want to take a second for everyone that has reached out to me and shared their experiences with me, I’ve learn each message and maintain all of your messages near my coronary heart while taking part in this story.

“I have been blessed to meet the most incredible people and work with some wonderful charities along the way and I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, advice and love.”


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