EastEnders introduces a drag queen as a regular character to the series.
Felix Baker, played by Matthew Morrison, joins the long-running BBC soap opera as the younger son of Mitch Baker’s estranged brother. The character performs drag under the name Tara Misu.
Speak with BBC NewsMorrison said it was a privilege to become the show’s first drag queen and to represent “the LGBTQIA+ community” on screen.
He said he intends to “present the creative art of drag” to viewers and the show’s characters.
“It’s important that people reflect themselves on screen,” Morrison added.
In a video posted to the show’s official social media accounts, Morrison revealed that he had never done drag before EastEnders. However, the character is also portrayed as a novice in drag performance.
Morrison’s character was filmed receiving instructions from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Stars Vinegar Beats.
Strokes had been asked for help by Morrison EastEnders Co-star Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler.
EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
The soap recently made headlines after welcoming Prince Charles and Camilla to the series for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Fans were divided over the cameo, with some describing it as “cringey” and “bizarre”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/eastenders-drag-queen-bbc-b2113901.html EastEnders is adding drag queen Tara Misu as a regular character