In this episode of Things I Told My Daughter podcast, Peta Todd meets with actress Fiona Wade and her mum Teresita to talk about everything from how she got her big break in showbiz, to tragically losing her dad when she was just 24 years old.
Fiona is most well known for playing the role of Priya Sharma on Emmerdale, but this is only a small fraction of what makes Fiona who we know and love! Because Fiona is more than just an actress, two of her most important roles are being a wife to her newly wed hubby Simon and daughter to her Filipino Mum Tessie.
00:00: Peta introduces Fiona and her mum Teresita. Fiona reflects on her childhood growing up with a Filipino community in the UK. Teresita explains the challenges she faced when moving from the Philippines to the UK.
09:00: Teresita shares her memories of Fiona wanting to be a performer as a child. Fiona reveals what her first big break as an actress was and Teresita tells us how she feels about watching her daughter on TV.
14:20: Fiona chats about the moment that she met her now husband, Simon Cotton, on the set of Emmerdale and how their whirlwind romance played out before their wedding day. Fiona shares how she would love to have children with her husband Simon in the future.
23:50: Fiona opens up about losing her Dad at 24 years old and how it shattered her world. Teresita reflects on the support that Fiona was to her during this time of loss and still now.
32:00: Fiona and Teresita reveal how honest their mother and daughter relationship is.
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