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Old 27-05-2013, 05:58
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When Kirsty first came into Eastenders at Christmas, I fell in love with her ballsy character. I liked that she threw a spanner in the holy Branning mix and freshened up the endless Max/Tanya storyline.

However... Her character seems to have changed beyond belief. Why would she be worried about Max ditching her if there is no baby, when he ditched her even when there was one? She's completely transformed from someone likeable to a bit of a shrew, and I'm disappointed. I wish we'd of seen more of her as a mentor to Lauren, than her having hysterics over (inevitably) being left by a serial cheater.

It seems any woman tied to a man - Roxy, Kat, Kirsty as three examples, seem to become these sour, deceiving bitches, when alone, we've seen Kat flourish in my opinion. I hope Kirsty gets the chance to, because she's a great actress bogged down by tedious stories.
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Old 27-05-2013, 06:20
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The writers had no idea what to do with her and now its too late
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Old 27-05-2013, 10:00
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I never liked her from the start, found her really selfish. I do agree with you in the respect that it did freshen up the whole Branning Max/Tanya saga though.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:20
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I don't think they've changed her character at all. She is a needy, desperate, manipulative woman with very low self esteem and this was evident from her very first episode. She tracked down a man she had had a 2 month fling and quickie marriage with more than a year earlier, he'd walked out on her mere weeks after meeting her and not had any further contact with her yet she was adamant they were some kind of big love story. The woman is completely deluded and living in a fantasy world if she thinks her and Max have anything special. She moved into a pokey little B&B opposite his family and hounded him day and night despite him asking her for a divorce almost daily. Finally she wore him down and broke up his relationship and he went crawling back to her on the rebound. If she is not the definition of desperate i don't know what is.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:23
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The writers had no idea what to do with her and now its too late
It was too late from Boxing day...Her opening scene on xmas day was good but imo she's a terrible actress.....hope she leaves soon.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:24
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she is gonna be pingponging back and forth with Max and her ex soon..
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Old 27-05-2013, 16:33
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It was too late from Boxing day...Her opening scene on xmas day was good but imo she's a terrible actress.....hope she leaves soon.
She's a very good actress.

In fact Ender's is full of very good actors.

But it is saddled with writers and producers with no idea of what to do to bring out the best in those actors and cannot see beyond short term ratings grabs. A malaise that seems to be effecting a few soaps for the last couple of years.

Kirsty is a great example of that. A great actress and potentially great character if planned and written well, but brought in as a "shock" storyline that no one seems to have planned out beyond that initial entry.

I will say though that I sense absolutely no chemistry between her and Max, no love, not a sense that they actually like each other or even find each other attractive, and it is hard to tell if that is because the actors just dont gel or simply because the writing is just appalling.

Having said that, good writing and good direction will always bring out the best, and there is no excuse for this shambles when you have such strong on screen talent as EastEnders actually has.
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Old 27-05-2013, 16:45
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I can't stand her ,disliked her from the minute she appeared and everytime i see her i want to put my foot through the screen I don't know who i dislike more Kirsty or Priya from Emmerdale they both just make me go Grrrrrrrrrr Awful the pair of them
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Old 27-05-2013, 16:51
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She's a very good actress.

In fact Ender's is full of very good actors.

But it is saddled with writers and producers with no idea of what to do to bring out the best in those actors and cannot see beyond short term ratings grabs. A malaise that seems to be effecting a few soaps for the last couple of years.

Kirsty is a great example of that. A great actress and potentially great character if planned and written well, but brought in as a "shock" storyline that no one seems to have planned out beyond that initial entry.

I will say though that I sense absolutely no chemistry between her and Max, no love, not a sense that they actually like each other or even find each other attractive, and it is hard to tell if that is because the actors just dont gel or simply because the writing is just appalling.

Having said that, good writing and good direction will always bring out the best, and there is no excuse for this shambles when you have such strong on screen talent as EastEnders actually has.
I think she's terrible however I agree EastEnders does have some good actors (Jake,Jo,June,Steve,Adam,Charlie,Steve J,Jessie,Nitin,Lindsey to name but a few)
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