Lisa Hammond Opens Up About Eastenders’ Donna’s Baby Plot
Same Difference is very pleased to see that, as we hoped, the focus of the ‘Donna’s baby’ storyline will now be on Donna’s relationship with Vincent and Kim, rather than on Donna as a disabled woman wanting a child. We cannot praise Eastenders highly enough for this twist, unusual and surprising as the twist is!
EastEnders star Lisa Hammond has discussed Donna Yates’s decision to have a baby with her foster brother Vincent Hubbard.
The market trader will approach Vincent with the surprising request next week, as she continues her quest to have a child of her own.
Although Vincent is initially against the idea, he starts to consider it following a heartfelt plea from Donna.
Speaking about Donna’s reasons for asking Vincent, Hammond said: “She looks around her at the men in her life and sees how Vincent is with Pearl, regardless of the other things he might do, and she thinks that she will have a good chance of getting him to be there for her.
“He is always giving her what she wants, looking out for her and always tries to support her in what she needs, whether it’s financial or anything else. She loves the way he is with his daughter.
“Vincent is her best option and she is putting all her eggs in one basket hoping for this to happen.”
Unsurprisingly, Kim isn’t too keen on the idea of her husband having a baby with his own foster sister and attempts to intervene. Could Kim put a stop to Donna’s dreams?
Hammond added: “Donna knows Kim isn’t going to react well. Donna and Kim are not the best of friends anyway and Kim is very protective of her family. Donna tries to play it gently with Kim then loses it a bit.
“Kim thinks it’s a ridiculous suggestion and she is thinking of the logistics, and realises it would also mean Kim being forced to have a relationship with Donna.”
EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday, June 6 at 8pm, Tuesday, June 7 at 7.30pm and Thursday, June 9 at 7.30pm on BBC1.