I am a huge supporter of the LGBT community. It means a lot to me that we have a storyline like this, especially when we still live in a world where young people are being bullied at school over their sexual identity. Playing someone who feels they can never really show their true self is heartbreaking at times. There is no one Patsy can talk to. Even with Delia, she still feels the need to be reserved. In the early 1960s it would have been impossible for Patsy to be open without losing everything, not least her job. Call the Midwife, above all, is a show about love, and I am beyond proud and thrilled that my character is in love with a woman.
- Emerald Fennell (x)