Hollyoaks fans will be delighted to hear that one of their favourite characters from the soap, Toby AKA Craig Daniel Adams, is set to appear in a new Hollywood blockbuster called Beat Girl. The soap star may be jumping from Hollyoaks to Hollywood, but still keeps his on-screen name of Toby.
The Positive spoke to the star to find out a little more:
The Positive: What was it like to play the role of Toby – is he like you or was it a totally fresh role to play?
Craig Daniel Adams: “I really loved playing Toby,” comments Craig. “I came on to the project really late, when the original actor dropped out. So it was a baptism of fire – I was taped, reading for the casting director, on the Friday – that video was seen by our Director Mairtin a few hours later – then I flew out to Dublin the Monday after. I was really lucky that Louise Dylan, who plays Heather and I clicked straight away, that made things really fun and easy on set and we are still great friends now. Though I have played a variety of different characters, recently I seem to be in a pattern of playing slightly damaged, vulnerable characters – alcoholics, rentboys, incestuous sociopaths – so playing Toby, who is the nice, boy next door type, was quite refreshing. I’d like to think I’m a bit more like that. I understood him, like me he turned his back on academia, choosing a creative profession he loved. For Toby it was Law to Music; for me it was Medicine to Acting. Sorry Mum!”
The Positive: Do you think Hollyoaks fans will like this film?
Craig Daniel Adams: “It appeals to a really similar demographic as Hollyoaks, so I think they would like it. The coming of age story that ‘Beat Girl’ deals with has been covered in many different ways by the soap and they both cater to a young teen audience. The Toby I played in Hollyoaks – apparently I only play characters called Toby – is quite different to ‘Beat Girl’s Toby. He was definitely a little bit more of a crazy stalker and loved Kylie a little bit more!
‘Beat Girl’ hits UK cinema screens this week, but The Positive readers can catch a preview glimpse of the film here: