Coronation Street's Jason Grimshaw to get more aggressive

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2015
Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas has revealed his 'Coronation Street' character Jason Grimshaw is to get more "aggressive" and "protective" in the next couple of weeks

Ryan Thomas is enjoying playing his 'Coronation Street' character's grittier side.

The 31-year-old actor has played builder Jason Grimshaw on the ITV soap for 15 years but has revealed viewers will soon see a more aggressive side to him after it was revealed he will be the victim of a brutal attack set up by Sean Ward's character Calum Logan.

He said: "It's been great. Sean is really amazing. He's a breath of fresh air. Him and Terence [Maynard], who plays my dad - I've been working with them both a lot.

"It's different for Jason's character because he's normally playing the lovable family guy. It's just a change of character for him where he gets to be a little bit more aggressive and protective over his family and people around him. He's got a lot to do with Sarah and Bethany (Platt), protecting them and the Platts. There's a lot of fighting going on!"

Ryan - who has daughter Scarlett with co-star and ex-girlfriend Tina O'Brien - also joked that he got in trouble for snoring on set following a recent holiday.

He told ITV's 'This Morning': "There are great hospital scenes. I came back from Ibiza on the Sunday, I was in work on the Monday and I slept all day in a hospital bed! The director said to me, 'Can you stop snoring?' It was the best bit of acting I've ever done."

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