Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has spoken out about the impact of his current plotline, saying that he wanted to make Aaron’s story “as real as possible”.
The most recent episodes of the ITV soap have seen abusive Gordon Livesy (Gary Mavers) put on trial following son Aaron’s decision to come forward about the sexual assaults he suffered as a child.
“The research team has been fantastic in their work with the NSPCC and Childline. It’s necessary to make it as real as possible. Unfortunately, there are these things going on in the world and we want to raise awareness of that,” Miller said today.
This evening’s visit to Emmerdale will see a verdict reached in court, with Aaron and his family – as well as viewers at home – hoping that Gordon gets his just desserts.
“A lot of people are fighting for justice for Aaron and hoping Gordon gets convicted,” the actor added to ITV’s Lorraine.
Aaron (Danny Miller, above) awaits the verdict in the trial of his abusive father Gordon (Gary Mavers, below)
Speaking about the impact of the emotional scenes he’s had to perform, Miller commented: “It’s a storyline that touches people in different ways. The only feedback we’ve had has been positive. People have been really supportive of it and want to see justice.”
The actor returned to Emmerdale back in 2014 following a two-year break and admitted that he’s enjoyed his second stint more than his original time on the soap.
“When I came back, there was a lot of younger cast there. The first time around, there was only me, Adam Thomas and Kelvin Fletcher, who were of a similar age. Now, there are lots of us in our twenties and early 30s. So it is better the second time around. First time, I was still learning my craft. Now I can enjoy it more. “
You can watch the moment when Aaron learns that the verdict is in below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Emmerdale.
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