Holby City star Laila Rouass has revealed that she had urine thrown at her by racist bullies during her childhood.
The actress, who plays Sahira Shah in the medical drama, opened up about how she was picked on every single day, and has also experienced horrific racist abuse during her adult life.
‘I got p*** thrown at me every single day,’ said Laila. ‘Just a couple of months ago some guy cut me up in his car and shouted: “F*** off, you f****** p***”, it’s terrible. If you tell people they don’t believe it happens so often.’
Laila recently returned to Holby City following an eight-year break and loves that Sahira’s ethnicity isn’t a factor in the show.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: ‘One thing I love is that Sahira’s ethnicity is never mentioned, even I’m not sure what it is.’
Laila has been in a relationship with snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan since 2012. Laila has a daughter from an earlier relationship, and she admits it’s tough being part of a blended family.
She added: ‘It’s a lie if people tell you that blended families are easy. He’s struggled with it, I’ve struggled with it and Inez has struggled with it. It takes hard work and you have to be honest with yourself and each other. That’s what we’ve had to do over the last nine years. We’ve had to work through things and now it’s much smoother.’
Laila now thinks they’ve managed to create a family environment for her and Ronnie’s children. She said: ‘Initially I thought, “This guy is not step-dad material.” He’s a fantastic dad to his kids, but he was struggling with his own relationship with his family.
‘I thought he had too much on his plate, but now he and Inez have got the best relationship.’
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