Former EastEnders star Carol Harrison claims that she was shot by the soap because of her age

Ex-EastEnders star Carol Harrison claims she was knocked down by the soap because she was & # 39; over at the age of 42 & # 39;

She shot known as the man-eating mother of Martine McCutcheon's character Tiffany Mitchell on EastEnders from 1998-1999.

And Carol Harrison spoke frankly about her departure from the iconic soap and claimed that she was dumped from the show because of her age.

Former actress Louise Raymond (62) said age discrimination and sexism had dominated her acting career after Albert Square. They said that all the parts she saw were dressed as lamb & # 39; for pies and mutton in an interview with The Mirror.

Candid: Ex EastEnders star Carol Harrison spoke frankly about her departure from the iconic soap and claimed that she was dumped from the show because of her age

Candid: Ex EastEnders star Carol Harrison spoke frankly about her departure from the iconic soap and claimed that she was dumped from the show because of her age

Drama: She became known as the measuring mother of Martine McCutcheon & # 39; s character Tiffany Mitchell on EastEnders from 1998 to 1999

Drama: She became known as the measuring mother of Martine McCutcheon & # 39; s character Tiffany Mitchell on EastEnders from 1998 to 1999

Drama: She became known as the measuring mother of Martine McCutcheon & # 39; s character Tiffany Mitchell on EastEnders from 1998 to 1999

She said: & # 39; The attitude was that you are in your forties, you are sheep meat. I think that's the reason EastEnders dropped me off – I was passed over like that.

A representative for EastEnders declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.

Carol & # 39; s character Louise was embroiled in various scandalous storylines, including having an affair with her daughter Tiffany & # 39; s husband Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp), and Tiffany discovered about a baby monitor.

The star, now appearing in the new theater show, The Thunder Girls, said that although she expected she would land plum rolls as a result of exposure to Eastenders, she suffered sexism in the industry.

Ructions: Carol & # 39; s character Louise was embroiled in various scandalous storylines, including having an affair with her daughter Tiffany & # 39; s husband Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp), and Tiffany (Martine McCutcheon) discovered about a baby monitor

Ructions: Carol & # 39; s character Louise was embroiled in various scandalous storylines, including having an affair with her daughter Tiffany & # 39; s husband Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp), and Tiffany (Martine McCutcheon) discovered about a baby monitor

Ructions: Carol & # 39; s character Louise was embroiled in various scandalous storylines, including having an affair with her daughter Tiffany & # 39; s husband Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp), and Tiffany (Martine McCutcheon) discovered about a baby monitor

She said: She said: & # 39; The attitude was that you are in your forties, you are sheep meat. I think that's why EastEnders got rid of me - I was considered over it & # 39;

She said: She said: & # 39; The attitude was that you are in your forties, you are sheep meat. I think that's why EastEnders got rid of me - I was considered over it & # 39;

She said: She said: & # 39; The attitude was that you are in your forties, you are sheep meat. I think that's why EastEnders got rid of me – I was considered over it & # 39;

She said: & # 39; The driving force was ageism and classism. There were cribs in the script about why someone would want to go with Louise when she was that old. & # 39;

Carol added that this was ironic because Grant was closer to Louise and attributed it to women who from & # 39; desirable & # 39; to & # 39; desperate & # 39; when they reached their 40s.

The star also said that there were few roles available for women in their 40s who & # 39; working class & # 39; which led to the rejection of roles in which she did not believe.

Drama: The star, which now appears in the new theater show, The Thunder Girls, said that although she expected she would get plum rolls due to exposure to Eastenders, she underwent sexism in the industry (above with Marc Bannerman in EastEnders)

Drama: The star, which now appears in the new theater show, The Thunder Girls, said that although she expected she would get plum rolls due to exposure to Eastenders, she underwent sexism in the industry (above with Marc Bannerman in EastEnders)

Drama: The star, which now appears in the new theater show, The Thunder Girls, said that although she expected she would get plum rolls due to exposure to Eastenders, she underwent sexism in the industry (above with Marc Bannerman in EastEnders)

Candid: She said: & # 39; The driving force was ageism and classism. There were cribs in the script about why someone would want to go with Louise when she was that old. & # 39;

Candid: She said: & # 39; The driving force was ageism and classism. There were cribs in the script about why someone would want to go with Louise when she was that old. & # 39;

Candid: She said: & # 39; The driving force was ageism and classism. There were cribs in the script about why someone would want to go with Louise when she was that old. & # 39;

The difficulties she faced in the acting world, in combination with the demise of her marriage to Jamie Foreman, led to the actress – who has one son – fighting depression.

Carol went back to study for an MA in scriptwriting and created successful West End musical All Or Nothing, which she plans to turn into a film.

She is now playing with Beverley Callard in The Thunder Girls – following a 1980s girl band reunited after the quarrels destroyed the group and their band.

Soap family: she now plays with Beverley Callard in The Thunder Girls - following an 80s girl band reuniting after ructions have destroyed the group and their band (above with EastEnder actor Steve McFadden)

Soap family: she now plays with Beverley Callard in The Thunder Girls - following an 80s girl band reuniting after ructions have destroyed the group and their band (above with EastEnder actor Steve McFadden)

Soap family: she now plays with Beverley Callard in The Thunder Girls – following an 80s girl band reuniting after ructions have destroyed the group and their band (above with EastEnder actor Steve McFadden)

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