Blake Harrison hates hero status
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 July 2011
'Inbetweeners' star Blake Harrison hates it when people say he is their ''hero'', as he thinks they should be aiming higher than his dopey alter-ego
Blake Harrison hates it when people say he is their "hero".
The 'Inbetweeners' star - who plays dopey Neil Sutherland in the E4 teen comedy - explained people should really be aiming higher than his hapless alter-ego.
He said: "I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're my hero'. I'm like, 'Well, aim higher. Do aim higher than Neil Sutherland'."
Blake's co-star James Buckley - who plays wannabe ladies' man Jay Cartwright - added: "I always sort of felt like we were having a laugh at ourselves, having a laugh at being young and British. But then you get people say, 'I'm just like your character'.
"The worst ones are the ones who go, 'I'm just like Neil'. That's pretty bad, he doesn't know the difference between alive and dead. But I guess in a way, we're the anti-heroes for people like that."
However, Blake does appear to have is similarities to Neil, as while filming 'The Inbetweeners' movie in Majorcan holiday resort Magaluf, the rest of the cast played a cruel prank on him.
Simon Bird - who portrays nerdy Will McKenzie - added to The Sun newspaper: "Blake has been all pretentious and tried to learn Spanish, which we were morally against. He was doing quite well so someone told him that the Spanish word for 'OK' and 'cool' was 'culo', when actually it's used for 'a***hole'.
"So there's been a week where he was going around saying, 'Ah Culo, thank you, Culo'. That's been my highlight, watching him going around telling everyone they're a***holes."