Miles Higson learns from Hollyoaks
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 July 2010
'Hollyoaks' newcomer Miles Higson admits it was a ''learning curve'' for him and his co-stars to learn about their upcoming Gender Identity Disorder (GID) storyline
Miles Higson found his 'Hollyoaks' Gender Identity Disorder (GID) storyline "interesting".
The soap newcomer - who plays cheeky chap Seth Costello in the Channel 4 soap - admits filming scenes for the upcoming plot, where his screen sister Jasmine struggles with the desire to live her life as her male alter-ego Jason, was a "learning curve".
He said: "Firstly in terms of learning your character and how to act it, and secondly in terms of learning about the disorder. It's something that's not really talked about, so it's quite interesting to find out more about it, as well as how it's going to pan out, how it affects the family, and how it does affect families. It's been a big learning curve for us and hopefully it will teach other people a bit more about the disorder too."
Despite some difficulties, Miles admits playing Seth was not much of a stretch as they share many characteristics.
He said: "We're probably very similar. In the family, I'm meant to be the one that's not into football, and I'm not in real life, so that's been quite easy to do. Seth's quite vulnerable too and... well, I'm not. No, I am quite vulnerable too. He's basically me, but just like a younger version of myself!"
Miles also admitted he was a big fan of the show before he landed the role.
He added to the official 'Hollyoaks' website: "It's a great atmosphere. I used to watch the show, so when I got here I was talking to people I used to watch on TV and it's crazy, they all treat you like they already know you and you've been friends for years!"