EastEnders is one of our most beloved soap operas and its popularity shows no signs of abating, in over 40 years on our screen it has produced some of the most memorable characters on television.
For some of the show’s actors, it has launched very successful careers and for others it has been virtually a lifetime job, with some of the original cast members still going strong.
Such is the show’s appeal that a host of celebrities have claimed that they would love to appear or have a cameo on EastEnders, even some big-name stars from across the pond.
These are Walford’s superfans, who would do anything for a role in the hit soap opera.
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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor told the Sun in 2009 that he was enthralled the first time he watched the show.
“I was relaxing at my hotel and EastEnders was on TV,” he said. “I didn’t even know what it was, but I literally couldn’t stop looking at it.”
The star was so interested in appearing on the show that she had already thought of a story.
Smith added: “There were fights, people sleeping around, I had it all!
“I’m a little busy, but when things calm down, I would love to make a cameo. I could make a grand entrance into the pub, as you guys call it, and say, ‘Hey girl, let’s get this out.’ ‘. “
In 2016, Charlie Sheen, who belongs to US acting royalty and was once the highest paid actor on American television, revealed that he would love a role in EastEnders.
Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “A British soap opera set in London sounds great. I would love to. How can I make it happen? “
The stage and screen star joined the Coronation Street cast in 2005 as con artist Mel Hutchwright.
But it seems that Ian McKellen has his sights set on Albert Square.
During an interview with This Morning in 2010, he said: “I loved doing Coronation Street. I couldn’t go back as my character because he was such a naughty man that they wouldn’t accept him.
“My dream was, having played this con man on Coronation Street, that he would appear about two weeks later on EastEnders.
“But they would not accept it because soap operas do not admit that others exist.”
Ed, the leader of the charts, won’t be quitting his day job anytime soon, but he’s also known for making some cameos in soap operas and movies.
The star when he came to Home and Away as Teddy, a singer Marilyn Chambers used to care for while she worked in the UK, but has also been seen on Shortland Street in New Zealand.
And a few years ago, he revealed, “I was asked to do Home and Away and it seemed like it might be fun. I’m sure if Emmerdale or EastEnders ever asked me, I would too. “
The Candy Shop rapper has a tough exterior, but he once had a soft spot for none other than Peggy Mitchell.
In 2010 it was even rumored that he would be joining the cast and crew on set, but it was still a rumor.
And it seems like it’s a regret, 50 Cent was quoted as saying, “I really wanted Peggy to kick me out of her pub, but I didn’t organize it fast enough and it’s too late.”
“I have acted with Eminem and Justin Timberlake, I acted with De Niro and Pacino, I had a guest role on The Simpsons, in the United States, a sign that you have reached the top, but I cannot fulfill my biggest dream show. “
The Sherlock actor was rumored to appear on the show.
Benedict Cumberbatch and soap opera executive producer Dominic Tredwell Collins have been friends for years, and the pair were rumored to be trying to find a hole in their schedules for the actor to get into the soap opera.
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At the time, Dominic said, “I really want Benedict Cumberbatch to come and take a turn. And he says he will come and do it, but he’s a little busy.
“But he would be my dream.”
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Luther star Idris revealed a more sentimental reason for wanting to be at EastEnders in 2010. He told the Press Association: “I love being in the things my mother likes.”
It seems that the actor who has also turned to directing already had a story in mind.
He added: “I would play the ghost of Dirty Den or something. Or Dirty Den’s lost adopted son from a previous marriage. “
Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul once revealed that he would love to play the next villain in Albert Square, after sharing that he had actually seen the soap opera before. Yes really.
In 2014, he was quoted as saying, “EastEnders? I have seen it. My God, I would love a role. I don’t know why I gravitate towards the darker side of things, but it makes me feel crazy. emotions. I like “.
X Factor favorite Olly did a mini-episode of EastEnders in 2014 for his unique TV show A Night In With Olly Murs, then told The Sun, “I’d love to perform. It’s only if I have time to do it. that. I love the EastEnders. “
She even has a story planned: “I always had the idea that one of the girls goes on vacation, has an affair, and brings her boyfriend back to the plaza. Everyone hates him, he’s a bit naughty. trying to chat with her sisters and best friends and they kick her out. I have it all planned.
“If I’m going to do it, I would do it well. I would give drama lessons again. I wouldn’t want to do it for my name. I want it because I want to act ”.
Harry Potter star Rupert admitted that he is a huge fan of the show and would love to make a cameo. In 2013, in an interview with The Sun, he shared his ambitions to play a baddie in Albert Square: “I love EastEnders. I would definitely like to get into the Queen Vic, maybe cause a bit of trouble. “
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