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Sutton: I would do another soap
James Sutton doesn't think he would be offered a role in another soap
James Sutton has said that he would be open to joining another soap.
The 29-year-old actor, who has played Ryan Lamb in Emmerdale and John Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks, revealed that he would gladly consider EastEnders and Coronation Street if they were to offer him a job.
"I don't think they'll have me in another soap. I've done two - would the audience believe another character?" he said.
"Of course I would do another one, but I'm not sure if they would offer me another soap role."
He added: "The soaps in this country are the stalwart of the TV world - they are hugely popular with amazing scripts. Some of the best actors are on them: sometimes you forget how talented these people are when you watch them week in, week out."
James said Barry Sloane (Hollyoaks' Niall Rafferty) and Jeff Hordley (Emmerdale's Cain Dingle) are his soap inspirations.
"I loved working with Barry Sloane on Hollyoaks. What an incredible actor, just very honest and very raw. He had no boundaries, and I learnt a lot from him," he said.
The Birmingham-born actor - who has set up his own pop-up acting company, Broken Leg Workshops, for budding thespians - revealed that the late Emmerdale and Coronation Street producer Gavin Blyth, who died in 2010, gave him the most important piece of advice.
"When I first signed up for Emmerdale, Gavin told me to just enjoy it and have fun, because it takes the pressure off yourself if you are relaxed," he recalled.
:: For more information about James' workshops, see www.brokenlegworkshops.com.
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