'Emmerdale' star Paige Sandhu says soap 'secret' made her drop her script

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Emmerdale - Ep 933738

Thursday 14th April 2022

Awaiting the verdict, the court’s consumed in agonising tension…Pictured Meena Jutla [PAIGE SANDHU] 

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Paige Sandhu has revealed there is more drama ahead. (ITV)

Emmerdale’s Paige Sandhu has teased that there is such a “big secret” in store for fans that she dropped her script when she read it.

The actor, 25, stars as evil killer Meena Jutla, whose reign of terror has caused havoc in gripping scenes in the ITV soap.

As Meena’s trial comes to an end she looks set to get her comeuppance for offing several characters.

But Sandhu has now revealed that there is more drama to come before the killer’s story reaches its conclusion.

Read more: Five ways murderous Meena could exit Emmerdale

Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine, she said: “I always imagined it would go a certain way, but it is so much better than that. It’s just so dramatic and there’s one thing that is going to come out tonight where I actually dropped my script (and gasped), ‘I can’t believe it’.”

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Wednesday 13th April 2022

Meena Jutla [PAIGE SANDHU] is utterly convincing as she takes the stand in court, playing the part of a meek victim. She delivers the performance of a lifetime to an enthralled jury.  

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Paige Sandhu found fame as evil Meena. (ITV)

She went on: “This is a big, big secret that I think the audience will love and will be really exciting and just adds another dimension to Meena, Meena’s relationship with her sister and the whole storyline.”

The actor told presenter Christine Lampard – who was filling in for the show’s usual host Lorraine Kelly – that it felt very “emotional” to be working on Meena’s finale.

She said that playing the baddie had been “a delight”.

“I feel like Emmerdale just went into my brain and saw my dream character, plucked her out and put her on a page,” she said.

“She’s just an absolute dream of a character.

Read more: Meena 'will do anything' warns Emmerdale star Paige Sandhu

“She gets to go crazy, wild and then you see moments like last night when she was on the stand, and she’s an incredible actress.”

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Emmerdale - Ep 9257

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Returning to the barn, manic Meena Jutla [PAIGE SANDU] informs terrified Vinny Dingle [BRADLEY JOHNSON] and Manpreet Sharma [REBECCA SARKER] that LiamÕs interference has escalated her plans and as such, today will be their final day alive...

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The actor said Meena has been great to play. (ITV)

“It’s just been a dream,” she added of playing the killer.

Lorraine airs on weekdays at 9am on ITV and ITV Hub.

Emmerdale is on ITV at 7.30pm.

Watch: Emmerdale Soap Scoop! Meena prepares for her trial

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