Sunday 18 March 2018

Simon's Inbetweeners holiday hell

Joe Thomas thinks his Inbetweeners character could be set for trouble in the new film
Joe Thomas thinks his Inbetweeners character could be set for trouble in the new film

The Inbetweeners' Joe Thomas thinks his character Simon is heading for trouble in the film spin-off.

The film, which will finish shooting next year, sees friends Will, Simon, Neil and Jay go to Malia on holiday - and Joe thinks Simon will suffer as usual.

He said: "Simon's gonna be like a lamb to the slaughter because he's something of an innocent really. He's kind of a sweet character really, he doesn't really know what he's doing. That is as much to say he'll be like any teenager on their first holiday."

But co-star Blake Harrison is confident his dippy character Neil will be fine.

He said: "I think Neil will actually cope really really well. Just because nothing fazes him and he's just oblivious to everything around him. So I think if something bad happens he probably wouldn't realise it was bad anyway."

The lads revealed that looking forward to making the film helped them get through the sadness of the third series of the Bafta-winning TV show ending.

Joe said: "When this series finished there was a certain sense of loss, but on the other hand we've got this other big thing to do which is going to be a massive challenge, so we're looking forward to that."

Blake added: "We were all quite confident that the film was going to go ahead by the time we'd finished filming the third series.

"So we finished the third series, we were a little bit upset about that but I think we'll really be upset when the films over because then it will feel like it's put to bed and it's going to be quite emotional."

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