PUBLISHED: 10:08, Wed, Aug 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:08, Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Dawn (played by Olivia Bromley) recently found herself embroiled in Robert Sugden’s (Ryan Hawley) revenge to bring down rapist Lee Posner (Kris Mochrie) on Emmerdale, but backed out the plan when she realised how much danger she was in.
The villager’s backstory has been explored in depth since arriving on the ITV soap over a year ago as Dawn has tried to get her life bak on track after working as a prostitute and suffering from a drug addiction.
It hasn’t been the easiest recovery for Dawn as her son Lucas is currently in foster care, as well as her former step-mother Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton) being reunited with her father, Will Taylor (Dean Andrews).
Speaking about her character’s journey on ITV’s Lorraine this morning, actress Olivia revealed she didn’t actually watch her first episode as the troubled villager.
It’s so awful watching yourself
Sitting down with Christine Lampard, 40, Olivia said of Dawn: “She’s such a complicated character.
“She’s not always likeable. She’s flawed, she’s vulnerable and I’ve enjoyed developing the backstory of this character.”
Of her first time on the set, Olivia explained: “It was so daunting. It’s a bit of a baptism of fire but a very welcoming atmosphere.”
Recalling one particular moment, the soap star told Christine: “I think on my first day all I had to do was slam a door.
“I thought I can’t do that. I was so