Anonymous: Wait, was Brendan ever even mentioned again after he got arrested?

In a reflective way, yes (realistically probably not as much as he should have been but hey-ho) but we don’t know how he’s getting on in prison etc.*

*yeah, I know he’s not real ;)

Stendan 101: The ultimate fanatic’s guide (Part 1)

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When a fandom spans a long period and you jump aboard a ship mid-way through or when it’s finished you can sometimes miss little nuggets of behind-the-scenes facts which make the story so much better. And if you’ve been on the ship from the start, clutching your OTP and whispering “my babies” into the night you will hold these snippets of information to your chest with adoration. 

So for the new Stendan fans, the veterans, the curious and the virgins I present The Ultimate Guide to Stendan offering as much information on the two and a half year phenomenon. I hope you enjoy.

I have tried to include a ‘source’ where possible, however sometimes you’ll just have to take my word for it. Information comes from my big ol’ memory, articles and interviews, old tweets or from conversations with Emmett. 

Part One: Early Beginnings & Secret Sexuality

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Anonymous: i was just wondering has anything been mentioned on Hollyoaks about Brendan's prison sentence?

No, apart from Ste’s line “I reckon Brendan’s looking at a 30 year stretch” there hasn’t been. Hope that helps! 

The closest episode I could get to a summer holiday one! Brendan even wears his blue summer shirt! Although like most of Brendan’s life, it’s not the happy summer day it could be. Brendan’s made a promise to join Ste and the kids, with estranged son Declan, to a trip to Disneyworld Florida. But he’s torn between his heart and his fears and can’t go through with it. The scene in the car is such a powerful moment - it always gets to me seeing Brendan’s struggle. 

Emmett J Scanlan | Video Masterpost

Emmett J Scanlan - video masterpost

✯ by emmettscanlan fansite 

(contains links to watch or buy all available filmography, backstage videos, interviews and misc videos)

I hope this is especially useful for newer followers and fans.

This collection is also found on the video page of the fansite. Please do not repost the whole list as it took me a long time to complete. Please feel free to let me know if there are any broken links. 

Hope you enjoy!

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Anonymous: I know both Brendan and Jacqui had left the show. But if Brendan wasn't gay, do you think that Brendan and Jacqui would have worked? (Mainly asking this bc I love Emmett and Claire together).

Ha I’m not sure Brendan could handle Jacqui - she wouldn’t put up with him, I don’t think ;)


scandalous_13 Just been asked in an interview whether I was worried about playing “two gay characters???” “Why???”…”Because you run the danger of those characters being the same….”…”Cause of their sexuality?”…..”Yes”…..”They’re both white, should I be worried about that too?”….”Of course not”….”Like somehow homosexuality makes all gay people identical.. Like somehow being gay IS the character” Let me tell ye, Sexuality doesn’t define you. What makes you get out of bed in the morning defines you. That’s character. What he’s talking about is homophobia… that’s says more about his character than it does the ones I portrayed. Needless to say the interview ended.. Popcorn journalism. Marks out of ten??? Just the 1…
- Emmett Scanlan
scandalous_13 Just been asked in an interview whether I was worried about playing “two gay characters???” “Why???”…”Because you run the danger of those characters being the same….”…”Cause of their sexuality?”…..”Yes”…..”They’re both white, should I be worried about that too?”….”Of course not”….”Like somehow homosexuality makes all gay people identical.. Like somehow being gay IS the character” Let me tell ye, Sexuality doesn’t define you. What makes you get out of bed in the morning defines you. That’s character. What he’s talking about is homophobia… that’s says more about his character than it does the ones I portrayed. Needless to say the interview ended.. Popcorn journalism. Marks out of ten??? Just the 1…
- Emmett Scanlan

Hello!

As I’ve gained a ton of new followers recently I wanted to say thank you and hi (even to those of you who’ve followed for ages! You’re ace). 

If you didn’t already know, as a heads up, if you’re new to Emmett and his work then there are two photobucket galleries of screencaps and promotional images from many of his roles which you can use for anything you like no credit necessary.

I try and keep on top of the organisation of posts through tags and there’s a huge list here.

There’s also a big video section where you can view Emmett in many different roles, from interviews to short films.

A FAQ too.

I have a Twitter page too which I mainly use for tweeting news and retweeting photos but I will happily answer questions too.  

When you starve I will feed you, when you are sick I will tend you. Forever is cold and hard and final.

With lots of new fans discovering Brendan Brady for the first time I thought I’d choose an episode that was one of the first that grabbed my attention way back in 2010. A personal favourite of mine! It’s not a hugely remarkable episode but for me it made me think “Ooh hang on, am I sensing some sort of sexual tension?”* (pleased to find out it wasn’t just in my mind!) and immediately Brendan and Ste had an interesting dynamic. It sets up the foundations of their relationship well - from manipulation, dodgy dealings and mutual understanding about fatherhood.

*all that talk of a ‘package’ and talking in close proximity

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