Milly Zero, who plays Dotty Cotton on EastEnders, believes the Dotty and Rocky Cotton twist storyline has “a lot to explore.”
Fans of the soap saw Dotty’s mother Sandy drop the bombshell that Rocky is her biological father over the holiday season.
“I was completely taken aback. “I didn’t expect it at all,” the Dotty actress told Digital Spy exclusively. “We’d obviously been filming the storyline for a long time, but neither myself nor Brian [Conley, who plays Rocky] knew it.”
“They only told Martha [Cope], who plays my mother, because they were like, ‘We’ve told you because we think you should know.'” It might make an appearance in your acting. But don’t tell anyone else.’ As a result, she had to keep this information hidden for about a month.
“When I finally found out, and I told Martha and she was like, ‘I’m so glad you know!'” she recalled.
“But I really didn’t expect it. I’m still unsure about whether that’s true or not, because obviously Sandy was on drugs, and she could say all kind of things to hurt Dotty. So maybe it was true, maybe it wasn’t.
“I think we’re going to find out in the coming months, and, either way, it’ll be interesting to explore. It was a really good twist.”
So, what’s next for this surprise father-daughter package?
“I believe there is a lot to discover there.” We’re not sure if he’s her father or not. In any case, there’s plenty of drama to be had,” Zero observed.
“He has to find out if Sandy said this, and we have to see if it’s true.” That has the potential to be a fantastic plot. And, you know, especially if Dotty is on this dark path, it’s like: how will Rocky be able to help her? Will he be of assistance to her? It adds a lot of layers to the picture.
“I didn’t have any relatives in the Square.” That meant that if I did go down this path, no one would notice. But now I have people who believe in me. It raises the stakes and drama of the situation.”
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