James Alexandrou: I would return to EastEnders
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 April 2014
James Alexandrou says he hasn't ruled out reprising his role as Martin Fowler in 'EastEnders', following in the footsteps of his on-screen wife Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy)
James Alexandrou hasn't ruled out an 'EastEnders' return.
The actor - who played Martin Fowler on the BBC One soap for 11 years - says he is open to reprising his role after his on-screen wife Natalie Cassidy returned as Sonia Fowler, but isn't sure it's the "right time" at the moment.
He told What's On TV magazine: "Natalie called me when she went back in it and she was so happy and it seems like there's a really nice atmosphere there, and I know that when Danny Dyer came in it really energised it and he's great for the show.
"For the first time in a long time, I was really going, 'Could I do it? Could I do it?' But I don't think the time's right for me right now. But it's never a no - it's just not right now."
James joined 'EastEnders' in 1996, playing the youngest son of Walford legends Pauline and Arthur Fowler.
A wild child in his younger days, Martin impregnated Sonia as a teenager, but the pair decided to give up their baby.
They later fell in love and got married and reunited with their daughter, Rebecca, after her adoptive legal guardian passed away.
Since Sonia's return to Albert Square in January, Martin has been referred to numerous times on screen.