Hollyoaks Later sees Bart McQueen (played by Jonny Clarke) get it on with his girlfriend Jasmine! He's completely oblivious to the fact that Jasmine sees herself as a boy, and therefore struggles to be intimate with him. Jasmine's going through hell as bully Fern threatens to out her big secret, and their feud results in disaster for Bart... We caught up with Jonny Clarke to find out what it was like filming these sexy, late night episodes!
How did you find filming Hollyoaks Later?
It was really tiring because we were filming until about 4am, but it was really good fun. There was one night when there was just me and an extra that plays a security guard at the school, and he was chasing me around in the dark; that was really fun. The crew seem a lot more relaxed when shooting the Later episodes, and we had a good laugh. On the last shoot, one of the crew members even dressed up as Freddy Mercury to brighten everyone's spirits!
Was it much different to filming normal Hollyoaks?
Yeah because there's a lot more gritty stuff, I did a sex scene as well and that's not what you do in Hollyoaks. It was only my third weekend of acting in Hollyoaks so I was a bit nervous; plus I have never had to act anything like that before. I had to compose myself, and at first it was a bit awkward but after a few rehearsals it was fine.
How do you think Bart would react if he found out his girlfriend dresses up as a boy?
He would flip! Bart's a "lad's lad" and he loves his ladies so it wouldn't go down too well, he'd be really confused. I really don't think he would ever see anything like that coming!
Can you reveal what's in store for Bart?
A little bit of petty crime, being started on as well as starting on people, a bit of action, and something really bad happens to him in Episode Four of Hollyoaks Later (on screen Thursday 28 October, E4, 9pm).
If you could choose any other Hollyoaks character to play, who would it be and why?
Brendan because he is the 'bad-ass', I love his character. Bart is like the younger version; I hope Bart will become a bit like Brendan. I think that Emmett's really good at playing Brendan, I really admire his acting.
And how do you feel you're settling into Hollyoaks?
Being here is like coming home, it's kind of a second home. I'll come in and I'll fall asleep in the Green Room. I fall asleep a lot in the green room, everyone does!
What's the best bit about the job?
Being able to act every day; it was always my dream job to act so it's just nice to achieve it. The best thing about being in Hollyoaks is that it's a great place to live, everyone's really nice, and it's a young show and part of my generation.
I've got a lad's group now - it's me, Ashley (Ricky), Dean (Duncan) and Sean (Taylor). I'm really good mates with Sean who plays Taylor, we go out a lot together.
Don't miss Jonny Clarke (Bart) on Hollyoaks Later every night this week, E4, 9pm (Monday 25 - Friday 29 October)!