EastEnders star Laurie Brett on Jane and Phil’s “violent” showdown – “It’s very dark”

Phil will be seen forcing the truth out of Jane about Bobby's guilt

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Phil Mitchell will resort to strong arm tactics later this week when he forces the truth out of a beleaguered Jane Beale.

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An increasingly agitated Jane is to reveal that young Bobby killed Lucy – but only after she’s manhandled by an aggressive Phil.

“The scenes with Phil are very dark,” says actress Laurie Brett. “Phil decides that he’s going to get the truth out of Jane and he’s very physical with her. The scenes we filmed are quite violent. But I think that’s the only way Jane is going to say the name. She’s pushed to the brink. It takes Phil to literally have Jane by the throat to make her tell him.”

As for whether Jane can keep hold of her mental health in the wake of her confession to Phil, Brett adds: “I think she’d cracking now. She’s held this secret the longest and things are now unravelling. Since she told Ian, everything has gone pear-shaped. I don’t know why she bothered!

“It’s the stress, lack of sleep, plus the pressure with everything that’s happening on screen now.”

As viewers have already seen, Ian has now done a midnight flit with Bobby, leaving Jane in the lurch. And it seems that things are only going to get worse before they get better.

“She feels responsible for everything. The guilt that she feels does push her a bit further and there is stuff coming up in the next few weeks where Jane is on her own and isolated and trying to put things right in some crazy way…”

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