Emmerdale spoilers: Roxy Shahidi used ‘real feelings’ to play heartbreaking scenes discovering Maya’s abuse of Jacob

Roxy revealed how hard they worked to get the Jacob and Maya storyline just right

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Emmerdale actress Roxy Shahidi praised Emmerdale for his or her remedy of the Maya Stepney (Louisa Clein) and Jacob Gallagher (Joe-Warren Plant) grooming storyline a

Within the newest episode, Jacob was seen revealing the reality to his distraught dad David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) that he’d been sleeping with Maya for weeks and in a relationship for even longer.

David struggled to settle for the information, lashing out by saying Jacob should simply have a faculty boy crush, however because it sank in he started to blame himself for not seeing the indicators.

As he broke down, Jacob ran, heading to the bus cease to take Maya her cash and passport.

The storyline has performed out for months and has garnered criticisim for being such a gradual burn. Nonetheless, Roxy has argued how essential it has been to get such a delicate storyline proper, and the way essential it’s to see Jacob as a sufferer.

Talking to Lorraine Kelly about viewer reactions, she stated: ‘To be trustworthy I feel what’s so good about this storyline, usually it appears virtually regular sadly for younger women to be taken benefit of, however younger boys being taken benefit of by older ladies usually it may be made a joke of.

Roxy felt real emotions when she acted out protecting Jacob

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‘I feel seeing this story, and the very fact they invested so lengthy within the grooming, it permits individuals to see how he’s been taken a vantage of. He’s nonetheless a sufferer.’

She added that as she and Joe-Warren Plant have labored collectively since he was seven-years-old she was ready to faucet into actual feelings when confronting Maya about what she’d completed.

‘Having a storyline the place you are feeling he’s been taken benefit of, it’s helped me to play the tough scenes as a result of the love you are feeling is there,’ she instructed Lorraine. ‘You’ll be able to’t assist however really feel naturally protecting of him.’

Roxy revealed that the character of the scenes has usually been tough to movie, so she has turned to yoga to de-stress and clear her thoughts.

‘We’ve all acquired a lot happening so taking time, even when it’s simply 10 minutes a day to breathe and centre – it offers your mind a break,’ she stated.

Tonight sees the continuation of the story as David realises he wants to discover his son earlier than Maya harms him additional. Will they give you the chance to observe Jacob down?

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