What are your on-screen children like?
It’s really easy working with them because they’re both so on it! Jerzey, who plays my on screen daughter Rosie, is very funny. I’ve got a boy who is not much younger than her, so working and relating to her is easy.
George who plays Terry Junior is a teenager and he’s a really sweet boy. He is actually quite shy. He reminds me of myself and he looks like me when I was younger. He’s a great looking guy and obviously looks nothing like me now! But look at pictures of me back then and you could say, “yeah, that could be his son”. Yes, I think the Spraggan kids are really good.
Can you describe your first few weeks of filming?
Yes, on one of my first days of filming I was stood in the Square, with Patsy and Jessie [Wallace], and in my mind they’re still Bianca and Kat. We’re stood there outside The Vic, running through out lines, and I’m thinking, 'Woah, this is very weird'.
And then we go for a take - I’m in the café waiting for my cue, and then I walk out onto the Square and the first thing I see is Kat talking to Bianca, stood in front of that very iconic fruit-and-veg stall. All I hear is Bianca saying to Kat, “I’ve got a new boyfriend”. And on I walk, with Bianca then saying, “Here’s Terry”. And I’m like, “What’s Bianca saying my name for?” It was very weird.
Having been filming for a few weeks, I now feel very relaxed. There are still moments when it’s all very weird, but I am really enjoying myself.