The newlywed Emmerdale star opens up about same-sex romance, onscreen and off

In our jam-packed wedding issue, we have a chinwag with Emmerdale star, DIVA Actor of the Year 2019, and all-round wonder woman, Michelle Hardwick. It’s an emotional and heartwarming interview, in which she reveals what makes #Vanity so special, and shares her own, real life, incredibly romantic love story.

Michelle on…

Her dreamy wedding day

“This was just me and Kate, and it was the best day of my life. Nothing’s ever gonna top it. It was all about the love we have for each other and the laughter we share. I know it sounds corny, but my god, it’s true. People say, ‘Do you feel different?’ And I do. I really do.”

The importance of having LGBTQI characters on TV

“Soaps are fabulous as normalising same-sex relationships. If you’re showing two males or two females, you are normalising it in people’s houses every night and that’s what we need to be doing.”

What to expect from a Vanity wedding

“If Emmerdale weddings are anything to go by, it can’t just go smoothly, can it? I’d be very shocked if it did!”

PLUS Why Michelle believes in meant-to-be

Read the full interview in the November 2019 issue of DIVA, out now in print here, digitally here and via the links below.

Only reading DIVA online? You’re missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It’s pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves. // //

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