Waterloo Road star Laurie Brett has said that she doesn't want her character Christine Mulgrew to stay sober.

The 43-year-old actress admitted that she finds Christine's alcohol fuelled scenes more interesting to play.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Brett said: "Christine is just beginning to recover from alcoholism after revealing that her son was the product of rape and she is just rebuilding her life, but I hope she falls back off the wagon. I think it's just better fun."

She continued: "Christine is a vile drunk so it'll be interesting for her to get drunk again. I would prefer she wasn't sober because it's far more exciting for me to go to work and play at Christine being a nutter and kind of weird."

The former Eastenders star also said of trying to get acting roles in America: "I'm not skinny enough, not young enough and not beautiful enough. Harsh maybe, but very true. I think if you are established over there in your 20s you can possibly grow older, but not many people have gone there to do it later on.

"Ashley Jensen did, but I don't know. Tim Burton told me he enjoyed my work at the Baftas in 2010 and I couldn't say anything apart from, 'I love you, too'. I'm not chomping at the bit to do it. I think I'd find it quite intimidating."