Yes, that really is EastEnders’ Big Mo in the first trailer for Hellboy

Laila Morse, better known as Big Mo Harris, plays a chippy owner in the fantasy reboot

SCREENSHOT, HELLBOY 2019 (FC)

The long-anticipated Hellboy trailer is out — and EastEnders fans can’t contain their excitement over one particular bit of casting.

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EastEnders star Laila Morse, better known as Big Mo Harris in the BBC1 soap, appears in the trailer as a chippy owner alongside Stranger Things’ star David Harbour and Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim.

Morse, the older sister of Oscar-winner Gary Oldman, has played Big Mo in the BBC1 soap on-and-off since 2000.

In a comic moment during the trailer (see below), the titular bright-red demon (played by Harbour) and his gang arrive at a London fish and chip shop called Codswallop — which supposedly couples as a secret base for the BPRD (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense). Morse (aka Big Mo) stands behind the counter, and gives Hellboy the once-over before announcing: “Oi, I need some ID, love.”

Hellboy then gestures to his very recognisable physical appearance, and quips: “Are you serious?”

And that’s not the last we see of her – later Morse is seen defending her chippy with a huge machine gun.

Screenshot Hellboy trailer 2019

Suffice to say, EastEnders fans are over the moon about the appearance of iconic ‘Big Mo’…

“Until today I was completely against the idea of a reboot,” one fan posted on Twitter, “…but apparently Big Mo off #EastEnders is in it so I’m somewhat inclined to give it an inch.”

“Big Mo with a machine gun. You’re welcome,” another fan said.

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Hellboy will be released in theatres in April 2019