Nina Wadia has revealed she was approached last year about returning to EastEnders – but she turned down the opportunity.
We last saw her character Zainab Masood in 2013, but Wadia admitted the lure of possible Hollywood stardom was too strong for her to return to Albert Square.
She now has the opportunity for an appearance in a brand new show in the US called Champions which has been created by US comic Mindy Kaling and Saturday Night Live's Charlie Grandy.
Speaking on This Morning, Wadia revealed: "They [BBC bosses] did [ask me back] last year, actually they did.
"But I was doing a pilot out in the States and I said I couldn't do it, I'm still waiting to hear on that [pilot]."
She added she should find out in "seven weeks" if the show has been picked up.
"I play a Persian nail salon owner who is an absolute piece of work, I love her," Wadia explained.
But if Champions is picked up, it will mean a change for her and children Tia, 13, and Aidan, 10.
She said of the pilot: "I didn't think it through... I genuinely don't know what I'm going to do with my family, my life or anything."
Wadia hasn't ruled out an eventual return to EastEnders though, revealing: "You never say never in this business."
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