Hollyoaks' Haiesha Mistry 'couldn't stop crying' at Lauren McQueen exit
11 April 2019 - 10:00 AM

Hollyoaks' Haiesha Mistry 'couldn't stop crying' at Lauren McQueen exit

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Haiesha Mistry "couldn't stop crying" as Lauren McQueen filmed her final "Hollyoaks" scene.

The 25-year-old actress - who plays Yasmine Maalik in the Channel 4 soap - has praised the 22-year-old star, who bowed out of the show in last night's (10.04.19) E4 episode when her character Lily McQueen died of sepsis, as a "talented soul" following her "Oaks" exit.

Sharing a picture of herself, Lauren and Ruby O'Donnell (Peri Lomax) on Twitter, she wrote: "I know we look emotional here cos we couldn't stop crying..This was our last day filming a Lily, Yazz & Peri scene & Lauren's last scene on @Hollyoaks

@Lauren_McQueen it has been a blessing to work with you. You are such a beautiful talented soul and a true friend (sic)"

Ross Adams (Scott Drinkwell) was also emotional as he watched Lauren's final scenes.

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He wrote: "I am SOBBING at tonight's E4 @Hollyoaks. Outstanding performances from my lovely on-screen family. @Lauren_McQueen - you, my girl, are an absolute star. Keep shining bright. Miss you lots. X (sic)"

After Lily bowed out of the Hollyoaks village, Lauren thanked the soap for handing her such an important sepsis plot as her last storyline.

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She wrote on Instagram: "Lily McQueen will be forever in my heart! Thank you so so much for everyone's support & messages on my last episode. I feel so lucky to have been apart of @hollyoaksofficial I love that they aren't afraid to confront challenging issues like Lily's self harm & sepsis. They tackled it beautifully and I can't thank them enough for nominating me for Best Actress at this year's @thebritishsoapawards Here's a few pics with some of the best people I worked with on my very last scenes and our amazing director Patrick Harkins! RIP #lilymcqueen (sic)"

Earlier this month, Lauren admitted she was "really shocked" to find out she was being killed off in "Hollyoaks".

She said: "I was really shocked, to be honest.

"Lily's been through so much, and everyone just wants her to have a happy ending. That would have been the easy way to go out of the show, though - I knew this story would be challenging for me, and I wanted to do it justice.

"I've got a friend who has recovered from sepsis twice, so she really helped me to understand how it affected her, and gave me a detailed response of how she felt at the time.

"That really helped with the physical side of it".

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