World News – GB – Hollyoaks marks 25 years of sex, arguments and scandal – with more ‘risks’ to come


The show is known for its hard-hitting storylines, which frequently tackle taboo topics such as male rape, incest and eating disorders and for character such as the iconic McQueen clan

Don’t miss the biggest soap gossip! Receive a daily email straight to your inbox with our newsletter

Around this time, the fictional suburb of Cheshire brought us some of the most glamorous stars in the soap world

Hollyoaks’ hard-hitting storylines frequently innovate and tackle taboo topics such as male rape, incest, and eating disorders

And with the McQueens – one of soap’s most iconic families – still at the forefront of the series 25 years later, there’s no shortage of fun, antics and occasional fights

This year the clan will come together to celebrate the landmark year of Hollyoaks and they will see the return of Jorgie Porter as blonde bombshell Theresa McQueen

Jorgie, 32, admits she couldn’t wait to get back to her character’s stiletto heels and tight outfits. « I love that I’m so far away from what she would wear, » she said. declared

« All ill-fitting skirts go straight up her butt I say to myself: « It’s a bit too much for me », but I accept it for the show

« She’s not naked right now because it’s winter It saved me a bit, thank God!

« I haven’t worn heels in ages either, being locked up for so long My feet were screaming I needed a little practice before I got it right »

Jorgie has been playing Theresa since she was 20, but took a break from the soap opera in 2016 to pursue her West End dream

She has been invited to take part in the 25th anniversary episodes, however – and hints that she might stay awhile

« I’ve been back on set for a month and feel like I’ve never left, » she said

« With us, who play the McQueens, we can chat and chat, but as soon as they shout ‘Action! « , we can turn it on and tears flow

« This is such an iconic show I feel lucky to have been loved enough to be asked to come back – especially on such a big birthday

« People grew up watching the show It was a big constant in people’s lives and it’s the same with me »

Jorgie was delighted to reunite with her family members on screen Jennifer Metcalfe and Chelsee Healey, who play Mercedes and Goldie

“I’m an only child so being around all the sisters is amazing,” said Jorgie “They steal boyfriends and fight When I read it I’m like ‘Wow that’s drastic !  »

“I’m proud of what we’ve created as McQueens,” she said “I’m still friends with Leah Hackett and Claire Cooper, who played Tina and Jacqui, and I still see Gemma Merna who played Carmel

« I met my longtime friends there. There is no judgment – we are there for each other when we need each other

« Since the lockdown we have Nadine Mulkerrin back, who plays Cleo, and Chelsee and Jorgie It’s like carnage, all day, every day

« Because we’ve been locked up we just laugh all day We are so happy

« I must have done a crying scene the other day and I couldn’t because I was so happy To be back with everyone is amazing »

Hollyoaks birthday episodes will reveal seven secrets that are considered seven deadly sins – and Jen says fans are going to be in for a treat

« I can’t remember the last time every McQueen was in a script, so it’s gonna be special, » she said « Seven McQueens, seven deadly sins It’s gonna be a good one »

As for their favorite stories, Jorgie says she loved playing a killer when it was revealed she shot Calvin Valentine, played by Ricky Whittle, in a soap drama

« I loved killing Calvin! » she laughed « It was a shock – nobody knew it was me Love it when Hollyoaks does this We shoot different endings so some don’t know who the killer is It’s a great training »

Jorgie added: « As soap we take risks The value of shock is the talking point Like my minor sex scenario while I was wearing my school uniform

Jen added, “Pick me up with Dr. Browning [played by Joseph Thompson] all day! When we stream these emotional scenes one after another, those are the golden moments.I’m proud to work for a show like Hollyoaks, which is very brave We are controversial sometimes, but that’s good

« The far-right script with Kieron Richardson as Ste was fantastic It raised issues that I’m not sure any soap has ever touched on We do this constantly »

She continued, « It’s good to come in every day and get out of my life and get into someone else’s. I love Mercedes She’s a lot more sassy, ​​sexy and before- guardian than me

« I’m not as cheeky as she is – I’m not sure I want to be – but it’s good to escape into her world »

Does Jen think she could give Corrie’s Bill Roache a chance and continue playing Mercedes for decades to come?

“We’ll see,” she said, “As long as they keep telling me the storylines, I’ll be here for a long time to come”

You can see Hollyoaks’ 25th anniversary episode Wednesday on E4 and Thursday on C4 at 6:30 a.m. Watch the very first episode of the soap opera Friday on E4 at 7 p.m. Jeremy Edwards, who played Kurt Benson, is also returning this week

Hollyoaks, Mercedes McQueen, Jennifer Metcalfe, Soap Opera, Theresa McQueen, Channel 4, McQueen family

News from around the world – UK – Hollyoaks celebrates 25 years of sex, bickering and scandal – with more «  risk  » to come


Donnez votre avis et abonnez-vous pour plus d’infos


Vidéo du jour: