Emmerdale star reveals how she felt filming Tracy Metcalfe birth scenes

Emmerdale star reveals how she felt filming Tracy Metcalfe birth scenes

Metro.co.uk - TV & Soap·2021-02-16 17:02

Tracy gives birth in upcoming scenes in Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)

Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) and Nate Robinson’s (Jurell Carter) lives in Emmerdale will change forever when Tracy gives birth in the upcoming episodes.

As Cain (Jeff Hordley) heads off to meet Moira (Natalie J Robb), they see Tracy doubled up in pain. As Tracy is in denial and convinced her pain is Braxton Hicks, her mind is changed when her waters break.

Cain takes Nate and Tracy to the hospital and Tracy is taken off to the labour ward.

Pretending to give birth can be a challenge for an actor, and as Amy Walsh recently revealed, the ever changing filming schedules due to Coronavirus meant filming the birth scenes were thrown on her out of the blue:

‘I thought I had the whole of Christmas to prep for it because that was when that block was meant to start filming, and then just before the week we broke up before Christmas, they said they were going to throw in those hospital scenes to that week’s filming just to get them in the can in case of any delay or Covid or snow situations in January.

Tracy cradles her baby, after giving birth (Picture: ITV)

‘At the time, I was like: “Oh no, I’ve only got a week to prep this”, but it was such a good thing to just be thrown into and not overthink and not have it weighing over me all over Christmas so it was brilliant, and I actually loved it. I just really love a challenge in this show of something that I’ve not experienced myself necessarily.’

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