EastEnders: Tara Misu, drag queen, is revealed as a regular character

EastEnders' first drag queen will sashay onto Albert Square as a regular role.

EastEnders: Tara Misu, drag queen, is revealed as a regular character

EastEnders' first drag queen will sashay onto Albert Square as a regular role.

Fans were given a glimpse at Tara Misu as played by Matthew Morrison.

Matthew stated that it was an honor to "showcase the creative art and drag" to Walford residents and viewers, and "represent the LGBTQIA+ Community".

He said, "It is important for people to feel reflected in screen."

He has joined the cast as Felix Baker, Mitch Baker's younger brother Avery's estranged son.

Lucas Young, a drag queen who goes by the name Ms Classpergers, uses the pronouns she/they to describe her show. She says it is important for an event as large as Eastenders that they "unapologetically deal with these issues".

Lucas believes it could have a significant impact because they didn't see enough representation of themselves growing up.

"If I had this realization or opportunity at a young age, I believe I would have been able start creating more. Knowledge is power.

Radio 1 Newsbeat's 23-year old East Midlands resident says, "The only way to normalize drag and the queer communities is to talk about them and make people aware that we are people."

Lucas, who is regularly abused because of his rainbow-dyed hairstyle says that people are "so scared of change and difference".

They say that "EastEnders", which is a comfort program, can effect change."

Lucas is excited to see the conversations the show creates and whether people who don't understand the community will become more open afterward.

Matthew posted a video to social media and stated that he had never done drag before.

Lucas's "kneejerk reaction" was to the fact that he thought it would be better to have a drag queen who is experienced.

Lucas says, "But, if someone can do it without the drag persona, then I don't see any problem with it."

Drag is a way to express an inner part of yourself that we don't usually get to see. Let's make more drag queens. As long as they do a great job, I don't see any problem with that."

Matthew was able to perfect his role thanks to Natalie Cassidy who plays Sonia Fowler. Natalie brought Vinegar Strokes, Drag Race UK's star, along with Natalie Cassidy.

Vinegar's top tips included:

Confidence, confidence and confidence

Vinegar claims that Drag is all about an invisible superhero cloak.

Wear a glove, paint your nails, or wear a nail.

"Or you can stay at home. "Or stay at home. We are creating an illusion for our audience."

Attention to detail

"It is non-negotiable because we are creating an illusion and balancing all."

Keep a point of reference

"What is your favorite film or celebrity?"

It's all about the journey.

"And confidence in your heels."

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