EastEnders’ Karen star unrecognisable in hilarious ‘three day bender’ snap

EastEnders’ Karen star unrecognisable in hilarious ‘three day bender’ snap

December 22, 2022

EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley, who plays Karen Taylor on the BBC soap, looked completely unrecognisable as she shared a new snap on social media.

The star showed off her transformation into a hedgehog, opting for a huge hood and intricate face make-up, looking worlds away from the feisty matriarch.

Sharing the striking difference, Lorraine shared a side by side look of herself as she tried to remove the make-up from her face after the job had finished.

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Lorraine captioned the picture: "It was a long shoot what can I say! I look like I've been on a three day bender," adding laughing emojis.

She then added: "Twas great to channel my inner Hedgehog."

It didn't take long for compliments to come pouring in for the actress, as fans gushed over her hilarious look.

One posted: "Best hedgehog on tele."

Another added: "Looking great Lorraine I miss your fun.merry Christmas."

A third agreed: "You look really funny."

A fourth penned: "You were great you’re just so funny – you were the best part of the panto. Have a fab Christmas Lorraine."

Lorraine has been played Karen since 2017 and has become one of the soap's fan favourites over the last five years.

She has been part of a number of storylines, including her daughter being killed and her son going missing after getting on the wrong side of Phil Mitchell.

Meanwhile, Karen isn't the first EastEnders character Lorraine has played during her acting career, as she played a young Mo Harris in a 2004 flashback episode.

The special, which went back to Mo living in London in the 60s with a young Pat Evans, gave viewers an insight into what life was like for the beloved characters before the soap started.

EastEnders airs weekdays at 7.30pm on BBC.

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