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Emer loved filming sunny Falls

Emer Kenny has raved about filming her new role in E4 comedy Beaver Falls and admitted the US sunshine had helped make it such a special role.

The actress - best known in the UK for her role as Zsa Zsa Carter in EastEnders and its spin-off E20 - has joined the cast on the second series of the show about young Brits working at an American summer camp, to play new camp counsellor Hope.

Emer said the role was "one of the most fun I've ever played", and filming the series out in America was "the best three months ever".

This might have had something to do with the difference between the sunny States and grim old Albert Square.

"I don't know how I've managed it but I've always been in really rainy, cold sets on every job I've ever had, which made this really good," she laughed.

Her character Hope causes a stir the moment she sets foot in Beaver Falls, doing what she can to get the attention of A-Rab (played by Arsher Ali) and dethrone the presiding queen bee, Rachel (Kristen Gutoskie).

"It is a bit Single White Female," explained Emer. "She doesn't stalk, but she knows everything and pops up randomly and people get a bit freaked out."

Summer camps are strictly an American phenomenon, but Emer said she could relate to the experience a little bit, because of her arty upbringing.

"I did the National Youth Theatre, where you go and stay in uni halls and do drama every day. But it's not as ridiculous as Beaver Falls, where you're in cabins and go orienteering, it was a bit more for drama nerds."

:: Beaver Falls starts on E4 on Monday, August 6.

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