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埃默代尔 actress Louisa Clein has opened up about how 打小人玛雅 Stepney has affected her life.

Teacher Maya was jailed for a year after being found guilty after sexually abusing her student Jacob Gallagher.

The teenager was groomed over months behind his dad's back and had struggled to deal with what Maya has done.

Louisa, who won two gongs at the Inside Soap Awards for playing the villain, spoke to Mirror 电视 on the red carpet last night about how her life had been affected by the role.

Louisa Clein won two gongs at the Inside Soap Awards last night
Her character Maya was jailed for a year for sexually abusing Jacob

"I mean I'm a mum, so I think one's always hyper aware around their children," she said. "I've also become much more involved with Bernardo's so I'm actually going to do some site visits with them, they're an extraordinary charity and they invited me and gave us amazing advice.

"They do a lot of good. We can bring light to their brilliance and their hard work doing stories like this."

Maya had been grooming Jacob behind his dad's back

She also refused to rule out a return from the I电视 soap, saying: "I think the storyline will almost certainly continue. There are repercussions, no doubt, for years for those characters."

Despite leaving the soap months ago, Louisa is still heckled in the street over her character.

The actress hinted at a possible return to 埃默代尔

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"Someone shouted out 'I thought you were in prison!' the other day. But I'm genuinely thinking it's been only positive feedback," she said.

Louisa added that she would definitely be up for playing another villain again.

She said: "They're very interesting characters! Because as an actor, you're looking not to play a one directional characters, you're always looking as to the reason why they do things."

*埃默代尔 airs weekdays at 7pm, with additional episodes on Thursdays at 8pm on I电视