Denise Van Outen on EastEnders debut: "Karin will ruffle feathers"

Published Thursday, Apr 9 2015, 13:25 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Denise Van Outen is preparing to make her soap debut on EastEnders, and she says her character Karin Smart will "manipulate the men"

Speaking on ITV's This Morning, Denise said her character Karin - who is described as a sassy businesswoman - wastes no time in getting acquainted with Max Branning.

Denise Van Outen discusses her role in BBC soap opera 'EastEnders', on 'This Morning'. Broadcast on ITV1 HD - 04/09/2015.

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Denise speaking on This Morning.

"She's got history with Phil Mitchell and all will be revealed soon," said Denise. "She's looking for Phil to start with and the she meets Max Branning."

"She's a strong woman. She knows exactly what she wants and she goes into Albert Square to ruffle feathers. She knows how to manipulate the men, let's just say!"

Denise said she had to kiss Strictly Come Dancing star Jake Wood in her first scene on set.

EastEnders - Karin Smart kisses Max Branning - episode to air 10 April 2015.


Max and Karin lock lips.

"Some people like to really go for it," she explained. "We we were acting but with passion. You have that discussion whether you include tongues and there were no tongues involved, at this stage."

Denise added: "It's a really fun part and to go into something like this, you want a really fun character. The cast work so hard and they're all so lovely."

Watch Denise's debut on EastEnders tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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