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22 September 2012

A Q&A with PJ Brennan of Hollyoaks

Next week (Monday 24 - Friday 28 September) Doug is feeling increasingly pushed out as Ste's attention is constantly focused on Brendan. Ste tries to make it up to his boyfriend, but as they're about to spend the afternoon together the phone rings - it's about Brendan. Enough's enough and Doug makes a life changing decision - will he walk away from Hollyoaks?



Name: PJ Brennan

Who do you play? Doug Carter

How would you describe the character you play?
A well-meaning genuine guy with a shady past who is trying to find a happier life.

Are you anything like them in real life?
We both have terrible American accents.

If you could play any other character, who would you choose, and why?
Mercedes McQueen: she's a devious little lady!

How long have you been in Hollyoaks?
Just under two and a half years since my first day.

What's been your favourite scene to shoot in Hollyoaks?
Filming the white water rafting scenes in Bala, Wales for last year's Hollyoaks Later.

And your worst?
Filming the bridge sequence for the Boxing Day 2011 episode. I have never been wetter or colder in my life, but the material was great so I clung to that.

What would be your ideal storyline for your character?
Maybe he could go full bad boy and become a total villain...

Who is the hottest cast member?
There's so many. Ashley Taylor Dawson who plays Darren is a dream boat and he knows it. And Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove always gets compliments from me because I ‘lub' her.

Have you ever given anyone a Hollyoaks calendar as a present?
No I have not.

Do you ever use your job to jump queues for bars, clubs etc?
I'd rather spontaneously combust than use my job to skip a queue. My friends do it though!

Do you ever get sent any weird fan mail?
No weird fan mail.

What's your favourite joke?
'What's the soup du jour?' 'it's the soup of the day' 'mmmm that sounds good I think I'll have that!' - from Dumb and Dumber

Who's your best mate in the cast?
I love so many of these guys so this is a hard one, but not really, it's Rob Norbury who plays Riley.

Who's the worst in the cast for inappropriate laughter?
I love Stephanie Davis, but you can hear that girl from the moon. No joke.

Who's the worst for forgetting lines?
Everyone has good days and bad days (most diplomatic answer possible, wink)

What's the best thing about being in Hollyoaks?
Being employed as an actor which is something I've wanted my whole life.

What's the worst?
Living here alone and very far away from my family in Brooklyn, NY - hands down, no question.



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