Gay Times Magazine

May’s issue is now available to buy digitally HERE.

As I said on Twitter, the magazine don’t like websites republishing their content until it’s at least out of the shops. So for the full set of 16 (yes, 16!) new images and the full article I’ll post those next month.

Here are some snippets from the article:

  • The interviewer said he started dancing to the Human League’s last album during the photoshoot (there’s an image we’d like to see!)
  • He says not knowing what character he’ll inhabit next is a ‘turn on’ and he loves the thrill and adrenaline of it. 
  • He teases that he’s ‘very happy’ for the chiseled Jamie Dornan, saying he’s lovely man. Asked if he could handle the Christian Grey character he says ‘I hear its predominantly sex and bondage and who can’t handle that? That’s a normal Saturday night.’
  • He said he’d go to the ends of the earth for a character he believed in.
  • He says he was excited about In The Flesh after seeing the first series and its the first time personalities have been given to zombies rather than vampires. He says he was raised on horror films from a young age.
  • He explains that his character in In The Flesh, Simon, has never really been able to relate to the living in either lives and carries his darkness into his undead state. The Undead Liberation Army gives him new purpose, but that’s soon challenged by Kieren who he’s infatuated with. There will be more spoilers about In The Flesh on the Gay Times website in May.

A few snippets from Emmett’s radio interview on Citybeat

Unfortunately I was out on Wednesday morning when Emmett was on the radio and was unable to record it but thank you to Sarah for these bits and pieces. I’m sorry this is not as exciting as hearing his lovely voice but this is the best I can do! 

  • He talked a little about playing Brendan and how it’s still flattering that people talk about him returning to Hollyoaks - his response being ‘never say never’.
  • After finishing The Fall he’s taking a bit of a break but we’re looking forward to hearing what he has got planned afterwards.
  • When asked who he’d love to work with he said Michael Fassbender and Matthew McConaughey, saying of recent movies he loved the recent award winners 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyer’s Club and American Hustle.
  • He said his part in Guardians of the Galaxy is very small and he might not be in the final cut (but as he’s in the trailer - fingers crossed). He talked about how much of a Marvel and comics fan he is.
  • He gave a lot of praise to In The Flesh’s first series and said lovely things about the crew. Thankfully we’ve only got a month to wait now! 

In The Flesh returning to BBC Three: Series 2's secrets revealed

Spoiler-free In The Flesh series 2 episode 1 review

The Fall and In the Flesh make “Best of 2013 TV” lists

As the end of the year approaches many of the major media and entertainment sites are counting down the best TV shows of 2013.

The first series of The Fall, in which Emmett appeared as DC Glen Martin, has featured at #9 in The Guardian’s Top 30 TV Shows of 2013 and made #18 in Digital Spy’s Top 25 run down. With the second series filming in Belfast in 2014 we look forward to it and hopefully seeing more of Emmett as Glen.

In The Flesh’s first series rated highly on Digital Spy as #11 on their list and with a longer series beginning next year and Emmett playing undead discipline Simon you can just tell it’s going to be even better. 

2014 is going to be a great year on TV for us Emmett fans. 

More about The Fall

More about In The Flesh 

In The Flesh snippet from SFX magazine

The Undead Prophet has a Disciple

On the other other side of the argument is Simon (Hollyoaks’ Emmett Scanlan). He’s a very charismatic person, and he’s kind of damaged…’ Unlike most PDS sufferers, Scanlan is in his zombie make-up for the duration. ‘He’s out and proud’ says Mitchell (Dominic). ‘He’s coming at it in a spiritual, but also a prideful way…

And about the Undead Prophet. ‘He’s a big influence, on Simon especially. He’s a bit of a mystery.’

(thanks to thesuttonian for this summary!)

"I’ve always loved Kieron Richardson’s stuff, and I really enjoyed the whole storyline with Brendan Brady, when we found out about his past and were given a reason to find him endearing. I think the viewers needed to see that side of him, because characters can’t just be out-and-out evil all the time."

— Ashley Taylor Dawson in the Inside Soap Yearbook (via empathist)

Personal Appearance: Exclusive interview with Emmett J Scanlan

Personal Appearance has its first screening this month and after filming wrapped I was fortunate enough to grab an interview with Emmett about filming, his character Eoin and his thoughts on fame.

Click below to read the full interview.

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Personal Appearance: Interview with Toby Everett


Last summer, Toby Everett’s crowd-funded film Personal Appearance was made and is getting its premiere this month. Writer and director Toby, and star (who you might just have heard of) Emmett J Scanlan were kind enough to let me ask some questions about the film. Below you can read Toby’s great interview. Tomorrow I’ll be posting Emmett’s interview too.

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