Emmett Scanlan to leave Hollyoaks?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 September 2012
Emmett Scanlan

Emmett Scanlan

Emmett Scanlan has hinted he is to leave 'Hollyoaks' as he thinks Brendan Brady has reached "the end" of the line

Emmett Scanlan has hinted he is to leave 'Hollyoaks'.

The actor - whose alter ego Brendan Brady's war with Walker (Neil Newbon) is to come to an explosive end in the coming weeks - thinks the recent 'Hollyoaks Later' story, which revealed the abuse his character had suffered as a child, marks "the end" for the bad boy, and he thinks unless there are dramatic changes ahead, it could be time to depart.

He said: "'Hollyoaks Later' was the end of Brendan. You can't come back from that. I don't want to fall back into old patterns.

"It's time to Brendan to evolve, to sacrifice himself on the cross or to bow out."

Emmett is delighted by his recent storylines, though he has no idea where the end lies for Brendan.

He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "I said to Emma Smithwick when she took over as show producer, 'Can we take him to a really dark place? I want to break boundaries'. She had already thought about that. She championed Brendan. She pumped blood back into him. What's going to happen in the last furlong is down to her.

"Brendan has reached a point now where there's no return. I think he's on his last legs. It's either become the man or get lost."

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