Bad boy Brendan Brady

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 August 2010
Emmett J. Scanlan who plays Brendan Brady

Emmett J. Scanlan who plays Brendan Brady

Emmett J. Scanlan has revealed his 'Hollyoaks' character Brendan Brady ''robs, steals and punches'' and is prone to ''ruthless violence''

Brendan Brady will bring a lot of "ruthless violence" to 'Hollyoaks'.

The Irish newcomer - played by Emmett J. Scanlan - arrives into the village in search of his lottery-winner sister Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) and Emmett admits the actor has a bit of a shady past.

He said: "From Brendan, fans can expect a lot of live wire activity and a lot of ruthless violence. He hurts a few people, he robs, he steals, and he punches. Cheryl's just won £250,000 on the lottery, and is it a coincidence that Brendan comes into Hollyoaks so soon after this? Probably not.

"Brendan got into a bit of trouble in Belfast which is one of the reasons he comes over to Chester. Brendan gets involved in all sorts - he uses people, he plants stuff on people, he deals with con artists, he takes advantage of the vulnerable, he loves the fact that he has power over people. There are going to be a lot of twists and turns."

Despite his behaviour, Brendan can do nothing wrong in Cheryl's eyes but Emmett thinks it is unlikely anyone else will have such a clouded view of his alter ego's actions.

He added in an interview with the show's official website: "He will always have Cheryl - Cheryl thinks the sun shines out of his arse because Brendan saved her from something in the past. He's kind of a hero to Cheryl.

"He does date and flirt with a few girls, but I think he loves the power more than anything. His alliance and loyalty is to himself and his family. If anyone else gets in that circle I'd be well impressed, I'd be very well impressed."

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