Parish: Lying has been bloody horrible!
Secrets and lies may have come easily to murderer Lucas, but not so for actress Diane Parish.
As the mystery surrounding Denise’s supposed death at the hands of husband Lucas came to an end this week, so did Diane Parish’s struggle to keep the truth about the storyline from her nearest and dearest.
‘It’s been worse for my mum,’ the actress revealed. ‘She doesn’t like to tell porkies and she’s been forced to lie to people she’s close to.’
‘In fact, I am drafting an email to everyone she knows, a sort of disclaimer saying, “My mother is not a liar!”
In the interview with What’s On TV, Parish confessed to keeping her head down and spending a lot of her time at home with her young daughters in order to avoid the questions from members of the public about her character’s “demise”.
‘The hardest thing was people coming up to me when I was with my kids and saying: “Are you dead?” That’s scary for a five-year-old and it made me a bit cross,’ she said.
In an interview with Inside Soap magazine this week, executive producer Bryan Kirkwood mentioned that Diane had been ‘worried about lying to friends and family’ but said that ‘we made sure she was able to be as honest as she wanted. That’s why we asked the media to work with us.’