Tuesday 12 December 2017

Emmerdale’s Cain will not quit shady ways over vicar romance

The new Dales relationship is an unlikely pairing.

Cain and Harriet (Amy Brammall/ITV)
Cain and Harriet (Amy Brammall/ITV)

By Katie Archer

Emmerdale actor Jeff Hordley has said despite the saintly reputation of his new love interest, the Dales vicar is unlikely to change his character’s bad boy ways.

Hordley plays shady mechanic Cain Dingle who has found romance with police-officer-turned-vicar Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton), pushing aside worries that she may discover his part in a recent drugs debacle that involved a long-running and violent feud with Ross Barton (Michael Parr).

But the actor said that Harriet was probably not going to be Cain’s path to the straight and narrow.

Cain is not about to turn over a new leaf yet (ITV)

He said: “I don’t think she’s going to change him because I think the DNA of Cain is always going to stay there.

“I think he’s mellowed as the years have gone on and we saw that with Moira (Natalie J Robb).

“But I think basically you’ve got to take the fact that Harriet’s a vicar and Cain is this guy who has a garage and a little bit of a criminal thing going on the side. I think you’ve got to look beyond that and see they just like each other as individuals and I don’t think the good and bad plays a part in it, really.”

Cain and Harriet are a surprising match (Amy Brammall/ITV)

Hordley added that Cain would only consider rekindling his romance with ex Moira if he knew beyond doubt that she wanted him back.

He said: “He would only do that if Moira gave him a definite green light – even if she gave him an amber, he’d go, ‘No, I’m not going back there’.

“He’d have to have a real green, flashing light of her saying, ‘I’m ready to have you back’, and then he might be put in a dilemma.

Moira would need to give Cain a strong signal to come back (ITV)

“There’s probably underneath it all feelings, but as far as he’s concerned, it’s over.”

Hordley added: “I’ve been really lucky over the years to work with some great female actors – Natalie J Robb, Emma Atkins, Charley Webb and now Katherine, they’re all strong actors who make me look a lot better.”

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