Emmerdale star explains her new look and hints at Victoria's future

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

Victoria Sugden is going to return to Emmerdale tonight (June 3) after taking some time off with brother Robert following her rape ordeal at the hands of Lee.

But, as fans will learn upon her return, she and Robert are coming to blows over what to do next – Victoria wants to keep the baby and move on with her life, while Robert can't believe she would carry the child of her attacker and wants revenge.

Speaking to Digital Spy on the British Soap Awards red carpet, actress Isabel Hodgins said we will see the soap "really exploring Robert and Victoria's relationship because she's always been there to tell him what's right and what's wrong, and this time he's trying to do it".

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"She's got choices to make and she's fine with her choices and Robert isn't, so there's gonna be a bit of tension in the family and who's gonna support her, who isn't and that's gonna be really interesting," Isabel added.

"She's in one of the hardest positions someone can find themselves in, and who do you need to support you? Your family. So when Robert isn't supportive, that breaks her heart. Robert's her brother, she needs him there, she wants him there."

You might have spotted in the video that the actress has a brand new haircut, and we asked her if it was something she wanted to do herself or something the show requested.

"I have got very thick, curly, unruly hair and I wanted it gone," she explained. "I'm not having a meltdown, I just don't want hair anymore.

"They were like, 'Oh that ties in with the story'. Life is so much easier and it's a lot quicker in make-up!"

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV.

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