Created 7th April 2004
Updated 26th May 2004
Father-in-law: Tom Kin
Husband of Jimmy King
close to sister-in-law Colleen King.
At Sadie's comand Jimmy jumps.
Television Press Release
EMMERDALE'S sexy new star Patsy Kensit will make a dramatic entrance to the show next month - in a huge chopper.
The 36-year-old actress - who plays the soap's new superbitch Sadie King - will arrive by helicopter wearing a glam fur coat.
Speaking on the set of the Yorkshire show after filming her opening scenes, the star admitted she was nervous but excited about her new role.
"It's been like starting a new school," she said. "Any
job is nerve
wracking at first but as soon as I received my first scripts I've just been beside myself with excitement.
"The cast have been incredibly welcoming and Sadie is going to be so much fun to play."
Patsy plays the scheming wife of wealthy businessman Jimmy King (Nick Miles) and her first scenes will be screened on May 10.
A show spokesman: "She is a seductive, powerful and manipulative woman who knows what she wants and makes sure she gets it."
Producers hope her character will follow in the footsteps of the soap's last superbitch, Kim Tate.
Patsy began her acting career in a Birds Eye ad at the age of five
but her most famous role came as Mel Gibson's love interest in the
movie Lethal Weapon 2.
Emmerdale - ITV1, Sun-Fri
By Tony Stewart email: email@example.com
As a former prostitute and convicted killer, Charity has done more bird than a neck-wringer on a Bernard Matthews turkey farm. While the prison service has failed to reform the gold-digging harlot, surely her cunning adversary Sadie King will.
If it's true that blondes have more fun, then Sadistic Sadie must be taking great delight in collecting enough gossip to drop another bombshell on Charity's plan to bag herself millionaire pensioner Tom King.
First, she's humiliated when her colourful past is brought up at a posh friends and family dinner party. Then, after yet another bust-up, Charity spectacularly quits her job by trashing the office and shredding Tom's diary.
Well, at 65 and with Charity clinging on to him, it's not as if he has a future to look forward to...
GAME'S UP CHARITY
BOTH Sadie and Charity are desperate to be queen of the King family, and superbitch Sadie now has some dirt on Charity that could put her ahead of the game.
She discovers her arch-rival’s darkest secrets and is quick to tell Tom’s conservative friends that Charity used to be a prostitute.
"Sadie acquires some interesting information from Nicola," says Patsy Kensit, who plays Sadie. "Nicola wins a cleaning contract with the Kings and as the two women celebrate, Nicola mentions what Charity used to do for a living."
Sadie is fascinated and pumps Eric Pollard for even more goss on Charity.
"She confronts Charity and asks her if Tom will approve of her history," says Patsy.
She soon gets a chance to find out as Tom invites Charity to a dinner party for some posh friends.
When Charity arrives she finds that Sadie has briefed all the guests on her wild days and the talk keeps returning to her seedy past life.
"Charity goes ballistic," says Patsy. "Tom is furious with her for letting him down and she leaves in disgrace."
Then, at work the next day, Charity clashes with Sadie and scrawls ‘I Quit’ in lipstick on the office mirror and throws paperwork around.
Tom is angry when he walks into erupting chaos.
"But it doesn’t end as Sadie planned," says Patsy. "Tom tells Charity the past is past.
"He asks her out for dinner. Charity happily accepts as Sadie fumes in the background."
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