Enthusiasts of Richard Blackwood’s EastEnders character, Vincent Hubbard, ended up possibly remaining emotion a very little unhappy with how his three-year stint on the cleaning soap came to close.
Vincent, getting debuted in the stay 2015 30th-Anniversary episode, still left the Square less than mysterious instances in 2018 as he was very last viewed at gunpoint with a corrupt policeman seemingly about to get rid of him- some thing that Phil Mitchell experienced some involvement in, of study course.
Considering that then, he hasn’t been viewed or listened to from with Kim Fox remaining remaining a be aware that indicated he had remaining her. But with Blackwood now appearing on Channel 4 soap, Hollyoaks, as Felix Westwood, does this now necessarily mean that a resolution for the character, and his fans, is even significantly less possible?
RadioTimes.com has been chatting to Blackwood and experienced that topic on our minds- and it does not seem promising…
How did you feel about your EastEnders exit and would you go back again to it?
“I would say I have appear to a shut with EastEnders. Really do not get me mistaken, I had a good time there and they truly seemed out for me. I’m pretty faithful, if I had provides although I was there I would say no as EastEnders was my priority. I experienced a wonderful time and they decided they would halt the character when they did, In fairness, I was also at a spot where I wasn’t absolutely sure how a lot additional we could get out of Vincent I generally believe that you should really depart a problem prior to persons need you to. The way it was commencing to go for me, I understood it was heading down a street exactly where I did not know how a lot a lot more we could get. So I believed probably it’s for the best as properly.
“Now I’m right here, my loyalty is Hollyoaks. If just about anything EastEnders got me to the position exactly where I’m completely ready for Hollyoaks, not to discredit it. I was there for three several years performing on a quickly speed display possessing to provide a general performance day-to-day. EastEnders is difficult. It is 5 cameras, 14 scenes a working day and it is knackering. When I arrived listed here, it is not five cameras. I appreciated the time you could just take on a scene, it did not feel rushed. It allowed me to experiment a lot more which I’m grateful for. My loyalty 100 for every cent is with Hollyoaks now.”
How is your Hollyoaks character, Felix, different to Vincent?
“It’s so bizarre, I tried quite tough to make absolutely sure I did not convey Vincent to Felix Westwood. When you are made use of to actively playing a character for so long, it’s tough to shake it off. In the two yrs because I still left, I did a couple of performs that authorized me to shake off Vincent and to discover my identity as Richard – then as an actor again. Felix is considerably more humorous than Vincent was.
“When Vincent was bouncing off Kim, she was the joker and he would complete the joke by becoming the straight gentleman. What I appreciate with Felix is that he is perilous, but he’s so funny switching amongst the two feels excellent. A single moment you have acquired individuals laughing, and I have acquired that comedian timing from stand-up, but when it is time to get critical or psychological, I can demonstrate Felix as a rounded character. That is the huge variation for me as Vincent was fairly a shut e-book.”
Read the entire interview with Richard Blackwood about his new Hollyoaks job below.