June Brown struggles with EastEnders scripts

June Brown struggles with EastEnders scripts

June Brown finds it "difficult" to learn her ‘EastEnders’ lines.
The 92-year-old actress – who first appeared in Albert Square as Dot Cotton in 1985 – has admitted her poor eyesight means she struggles to read the script while her memory isn’t what it once was.
Speaking on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’, she explained: "It’s a bit difficult in a way. They do do my scripts in font… It means you don’t have the whole play, you only have your part and two lines.
"You see, I have a visual memory – or had – and I could read and it twice and I’d know it. So I have to learn everything now with my eyes, but it’s not so easy."
She also shrugged off the idea of being a star, and insisted being a big name on a soap makes her a "household name" instead.
She added: "I’m not a star, darling. Gretchen [Franklin] said to me one day – she played Ethel [Skinner in 'EastEnders']. She said ‘June, we;re not stars, we’re household names like Daz and Persil."
Meanwhile, the soap legend also opened up about her unlikely friendship with Lady Gaga after she met the ‘Poker Face’ singer when they both appeared on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ in 2013.
Although June recently admitted she had to turn down an offer of a night on the town with the AGE-year-old star, she has now revealed that the reason for the snub was filming commitments for ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’.
She said: "Oh she’s lovely, a very intelligent girl. I just met her on ‘The Graham Norton Show’. I was sitting in the green room waiting to go on, I’m always last. Once I got on, she was so nice to me. She was so respectful, it was incredible.
"She sort of knew me, it was lovely… She invited me [to go clubbing]. Unfortunately I was doing ‘Piers Morgan’ the next day.
"I had to be in early in the morning and you’re in all day long, then you do it at night. And I thought I can’t go clubbing if I’ve got to be alert the next day."