Sally Dexter wants to be more like Faith
1 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sally Dexter wants to be more like Faith

Share article:

Sally Dexter wants to be "more like" her "Emmerdale" alter ego Faith Dingle.

The 58-year-old actress has admitted she's trying "desperately" to learn from her "straight talking" character as she has a more forthright and opinionated nature than herself.

In an interview with the Metro, she said: "She's very straight talking and I adore that. It's my aim to become slightly more like her.

"She's a woman who is not backward at coming forward and I can be. I'm trying desperately to learn from her."

But despite their differences, the actress finds it easy to channel her alter ego, and she can't wait to portray the character in more outrageous scenes.

Emmerdale's Claire King teases Kim Tate kills

Emmerdale's Claire King teases Kim Tate kills

8 October 2018 - 1:00 PM

Emmerdale's Claire King teases Kim Tate kills

She said: "In a way I don't feel like I have to do anything - by the time the clothes are on and the hair and make-up are done, I kind of provide a pulse and that's it.

"The writing is brilliant for her, they have got it so spot on as she just seems so real to me. With both drama and comedy, the satisfying thing is the truth of it.

Sally Dexter relates to Emmerdale heart transplant plot

Sally Dexter relates to Emmerdale heart transplant plot

14 August 2018 - 1:00 PM

Sally Dexter relates to Emmerdale heart transplant plot

"The funniest things in life is what happens genuinely. She's not a stand up comedienne, she just has extremely pithy, honest things to say and they just happen to be funny."

Despite embracing her character's lighter side, Sally is also looking forward to showing Faith as a tower of strength in supporting Chas (Lucy Pargeter) through the loss of her baby Grace.

She said: "She puts her heart and soul into being there for them - sometimes it's to good effect and sometimes they kind of wish she'd just go away. But she's not going to do that!"

Ayda Field has no rules for contestants
15 October 2018

Ayda Field has no rules for contestants

Ayda Field has no rules for contestants
Bruce Forsyth was father figure to Craig Revel Horwood
15 October 2018

Bruce Forsyth was father figure to Craig Revel Horwood

Bruce Forsyth was father figure to Craig Revel Horwood
Richard Madeley reflects on devastating baby loss
15 October 2018

Richard Madeley reflects on devastating baby loss

Richard Madeley reflects on devastating baby loss
Ben Price's 'easy' Coronation Street return
15 October 2018

Ben Price's 'easy' Coronation Street return

Ben Price's 'easy' Coronation Street return
Charley Webb doesn't think Debbie can cope with jail
15 October 2018

Charley Webb doesn't think Debbie can cope with jail

Charley Webb doesn't think Debbie can cope with jail
New George Smiley series planned
15 October 2018

New George Smiley series planned

New George Smiley series planned
Tyger Drew-Honey happy for screen parents
15 October 2018

Tyger Drew-Honey happy for screen parents

Tyger Drew-Honey happy for screen parents
Jeremy Kyle ignored cancer symptoms
15 October 2018

Jeremy Kyle ignored cancer symptoms

Jeremy Kyle ignored cancer symptoms
Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder
15 October 2018

Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder

Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder
Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed as Strictly's guest judge
15 October 2018

Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed as Strictly's guest judge

Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed as Strictly's guest judge
Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders
15 October 2018

Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders

Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders
Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing
14 October 2018

Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing

Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing