‘He’s not a thug’ Emmerdale’s Cain Dingle star opens up on character’s real persona
Since the show’s inception in 2000, Jeff Hordley has been a mainstay as the shady technician Cain Dingle.
Although Cain has been the focus of numerous dramatic storylines over the years, ITV fans infrequently get to witness the more vulnerable side of the Dingle favorite.
Fans watched as Cain shared a touching moment with his mother Faith (Sally Dexter), who is dying of cancer, in scenes that were filmed last week.
The actor who plays Cain talked up on what it’s like to play the mechanic in a recent interview with Lorraine Kelly.
He continued by telling the host that he didn’t think Cain was a true gangster.
He is a result of what happened to him as a child, and he is a really complex guy, Jeff said.
“His mother abandoned him when he was 10 or 11 years old, and his father was a drinker.
“I believe this is the reason Cain is the way he is. Because I’ve been on the show for so long, he is more than simply this type of thug or this sullen, furrowed-brow character who was originally two-dimensional.
That’s the thing, Lorraine said, “He’s like an onion because we get to learn so much more, especially as the years go by.
“I believe that’s why people still have a warm spot for the character, despite the fact that has done such awful things,” the author said.
The Cain Dingle actor proceeded by talking about his future plot: “This week’s episodes, I believe, will show us a side of him that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen.
“We shot a scene that will air this week, which surprised me as well.
They must just be related to the plot and the screenplay because things do occasionally go wrong, and it was quite emotional.
In another part of the conversation, Jeff paid tribute to his on-screen mother, who is departing the soap opera soon.
However, I’m devastated over losing Sally Dexter, the actor admitted. A few actors enter the scene, and it’s impossible to look away from them and what they do.
“Last night, we were doing something, and I was really mesmerized watching her. She’s incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with.
She’s a wonderful person, and I’m sorry to see her go.
The actor responded, “Filming these scenes was a true and emotional experience. Lorraine inquired how it felt to portray such emotional scenes.
I’m glad I was given the chance to offer viewers a chance to see another side of Cain since these episodes are beautifully written and fantastic to act in.
During a discussion of the next scenes, Jeff’s co-star Lucy said that Chas is anxious for her brother to get in touch with their mother before it’s too late.
The serial actress went on to say that “these sequences really explore the causes behind their complex relationship.”
“Chas and Cain share a genuine heart-to-heart, and I liked getting the chance to revisit their past,” the author said.
The scenes were difficult to film, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they combine to make a powerful episode.